When my daughter was about 3 or 4 she was obessed with a flower girls dress. She would try to wear it to preschool. One morning she walked into the kitchen with the dress on and I told her."go back to your room and put on something appropriate" She huffed off on to return and said"I don't know what appropriate is" obviously I said and laughed.
Okay, here's one I can tell now that I'm not working there anymore.
When I was a Nanny, it was over 10 years ago, I took care of a little baby. He was a little over a year when he knocked over a magazine from the table and said plain as day, "Oh sht".
I was soooo shocked and looked up to see if his parents, who were both in the room, heard him. He had never really said anything before, so they didn't really think he could talk yet.
I wasn't quite sure what I heard, so I watched and listened to him for about an hour afterwards.
Yep. Every time he dropped something, or spilled his sippy cup, he said it again.
I figured out that when I drove and someone pulled in front of me, or I dropped or spilled something, that's what I'd say. I didn't even know I was doing it.
Needless to say, I controlled the instinct to say those words, and ignored it when he said it, especially around his parents. I concentrated on teaching him other words that his parents would appreciate, and thanked God that he forgot,and they never found out.
My kids and I recently joined the local YMCA. After swim lessons my son has decided he is old enough to go in and take his own shower and get dressed. He is 8 and while I am a bit worried about him going in the mens locker room alone, I don't want to crush his newfound independance. Well he takes forever in the locker room and when I asked him why he said it was because he was in the shower. I told him he needed to hurry up a bit and take a shorter shower. His response was "But mommy don't you know that you could take a shower forever here and the hot water never runs out." You gotta give him one for quick thinkin.
You'll see a piano on one of my profile photo's. There is a slightly amusing story behind it. When I found out it was going to cost me a small fortune to have it delivered. I said to the man on the phone "I just hope at this price that your not going to send Laurel & Hardy with it". Two days later a big van with "Professional Piano Removers" writen on the side turned up at my house and guess what - the Manager of the company had asked his two drivers (one very large and the other very thin) to dress as Laurel & Hardy (they were the double of them) and they clowned about as they brought the piano in and it was totally hilarious to watch them. I was in stiches laughing at them. They even added jokes like "Hey Olly Do you know the piano is on my foot? - you hum it and i'll play it Stanley" So be careful what you say to people!
My mother got a new dog. A black lab about 1 yr old named Couzie. Couzie was very...active. I would go to my mother's house to visit and Couzie would jump up, put her paws on me when I was sitting there, etc. My mother claimed the dog was just "not trainable." After she had the dog about six months, I went for a visit. My mother is sitting on the couch talking to me and Couzie decides to start putting her paw on my mother's leg. Next thing I know, my mother takes the afgan off the back of the couch and puts it over her head. Couzie immediately lays down on the floor quietly. My mother continues the conversation like nothing is strange! Finally, I said something to her about it and she said that it is the only thing she found to make the dog behave. She had that dog for ten (yes TEN) years and for nine and a half of them, she would put an afgan or a pillow or a shirt over her head to make her dog lay down.
Couzie trained my mother very well!
I was in a library with my spoilt 5 year old cousin who i was babysitting for at the time and while I was on the computer I accidentally closed a site I was checkin and sweared the F word! my cousin heard it and said im gonna tell, then ran to the front desk and screamed 'she said f**k'!...she said f**k!.and furiously pointed at me.I can tell ya that I now do my research in an internet cafe!!!
When my twins were small they were struggling over animals names, so a rabbit became a ratchet, a squirrel, a squiggle, and a tortoise, a sod it!, obviously they'd been listening when I'd been having difficulties!!
The other day my three year nephew was over for a visit. I heard him yelling, "let me out! let me out!" I got into my computer room and there he sits with my dog Minnie lock up in her cage. He had put her in the cage, gotten in with her and hooked latch. I guess being 3, he couldn't figure out how to get it open again. Just wish I had had a camera handy.
My now 6 year old son when he was much younger I would take him to the public bathrooms with me as all mothers do. One day, with the bathroom full of women, and the two of us sharing a stall,he says in a rather loud voice. Mommy, boys peepee thru their peepee, but girls peepee thru their butts. I was so embarrased I had to wait til the bathroom was almost empty before I left the stall. Needless to say I couldnt stop laughing either
I just joined tonight, but thought I would share one of my favorite stories. As a foster mom, first to guide dogs for the blind, then children, there was a sweet intersection of the two. My 5 year old strawberry blond foster child loved the movie I have of how a dog becomes a guide dog. She would watch the movie, then walk around the house with her eyes closed and arms out (pretending to be blind) saying "I'm blonde - I'm blonde" I told her "yes sweetie you are!"
When my dauhgter jessie was 5 we were at the grogery store .It was "that time of the month" so I was looking in personal items...Jessie aske me in a very loud voice "Mommy, what do you need ,some Tampons or something"? ..People were peaking around the corner of the isles to see who had the kid with the big mouth .
All the funny stories about mt family pretty much involve me as the protagonist, so I would share, except that if I did, people would see my posts and think "oh, isn't that the girl that put her cat in the fridge?"