-- "My brother's the oldest, I'm the middlest, and then my other brother's the youngest."
-- [upon seeing a picture of "Mr. Ryan"] "Oh! It's your very very very cute Daddy!" When asked WHY he was my "very cute" daddy, the answer was "His very very cute curls." This from a four-year old curly-head herself.
-- (student:) "You don't live with your Mommy anymore, do you?" (Me:) "No- she lives far away, and I miss her." [student ponders a while, then with the grin of a wonderful new idea:] "I know! When you grow up, you could marry her! Then you'll always be together!" LOLOLOL
-- [upon hearing the likely name of our baby, should she be a girl] "And then when she grows up, I guess you can give her a real name."
-- (Me:) "Remember, never give your name to a stranger on the phone." (Student, laughing hysterically as if I'd just said the funniest thing ever:) "Of course not! Strangers are only in the FOREST!"
-- [while playing "house"] "Oh no! The babies are sick! I think they have RA (rheumatoid arthritis)!! We'd better take them to the doctor!" [this child's Daddy was recently diagnosed with that disease]
-- [part of a discussion of why I couldn't go to Disney World with her family this summer] "Mr. Ryan could just hold the baby!"
-- "Wealthy.... oooh! Yike (like) you have yots (lots) of dollars!..."
-- (discussing a mysterious plant growing in my garden:) "I'll bet it's a killing flower."
-- [while outside, watching a bird flying overhead] (seriously, with no trace of emotion:) "You know, there's a kind of bird that will rip open a child."
-- [on the story of the crucifixion:] "Dat was not nice to kill Jesus. Dat was not nice at all." (Sometimes the understatements are harder to take in stride than the crazy things they come up with.)
-- [on the leech sisters of Proverbs 30:15, who are greedy and selfish:] "They need to be born again."
Two isms my kids use:
- "What's us'n gonna do?" ("What are we going to do?")
- "What that is?" ("What is that?")
And my current favorite, related to me by a parent:
Parent: "It's hard to obey God sometimes, isn't it? It's usually easier to sin than do the right thing. Who do we need to ask for help when we are having a hard time wanting to obey?"
Child: "Ummmm" (thinks for a while and is totally stumped)
Parent: "Who helps us obey God?"
Child, after thinking for a while again,: "ummmm.... Mrs. Szrama?"
HAHAHAHHA now they're confusing me with the Holy Spirit!!! LOL!