Part of being a parent is watching in awe as your little person learns and grows, and discovers the world around them. Also part of being a parent is cursing the day your child learns to spell and you can no longer talk in C-O-D-E. (Lucky for us, we can still spell out entire conversations to each other.)
These little sponges pick up on everything around them, even when you think they are engrossed in an episode of Paw Patrol. And out of nowhere they will say the funniest things to you, based on conversations you never knew they were listening to.
In our house, that looks something like this:
Little Mister: “Mom! Come and see this fort me and Daddy built out of blankets!”
Me: “I’ll be right there!”
Little Mister: “It’s so cool! It has an adult area where you can get lots of different beers! You’ll love it!”
And like this:
Mr. kk (to me): “Do you want to share a frosty?”
Little Mister: “Mom, I think Dad is asking you if you want half his beer.”
And this (has nothing to do with beer, thankfully. I don’t want you to get the wrong impression of us):
Little Mister: “Let’s walk down the hallway in order from oldest to youngest. Dad, you go first, then Mom, then me.”
Me: “You heard him, Dad, oldest in the front!”
((Let it be known for the record that Mr. kk is two years my junior))
On talking about The Lion King:
Me: “Was there a bad guy in that movie?”
Little Mister: “Yes! His name was Scarf!”
Me: “You mean Scar?”
Little Mister: “Yes, Scarf.”
On asking him to do anything:
Little Mister: “RELAX, Dad. Jeesh.”
Little Mister: “Just calm down, everyone!”
In between telling us yet another food that is now ‘yucky’ and fighting bedtime like it’s his job, the Little Mister is a funny, smart and sweet boy, who keeps us on our toes and keeps us laughing.
2 thoughts on “Funny things 5 year olds say.”
I like the story about walking down the hallway – I have a 5 year old daughter and while we were on vacation last week, she kept wanting us to walk in a line around the resort! It felt rather awkward to me, but she’s probably used to it from 4K. Also while at the hotel, she kept telling me to go to sleep at night and not stay up too late reading, and I would have to explain that I’m the adult so I get to stay up later – she’s the one who needed to go to sleep. It wasn’t really clicking. 5-year-olds are fun. They’re still little kids, but they know a lot more than I realized they would!