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Stuff My Kids Say

I have a son and daughter whom I stay home to care for. And as everyone knows, kids say the darndest things. So I would listen to the weird, funny, non-sequitur things my kids say and write them down. In 2014, I began lettering my kid quotes now and then. This is now an ongoing (if sporadic) series, because I always have more material. Below is a selection of those quotes. These sayings are particularly fun when taken out of context, but if you’re the kind of person who likes context, I give brief explanations.

At our local indoor play park my daughter would play on a structure that had a passing resemblance to a ship, and would insist that we were pirates. Then we would have to search the play park for baby dolls that we would gather (and subsequently care for) as plunder.

After a period of being enamored with her zebra striped pajamas, my daughter decided that a zebra is what she wanted to be when she grows up.

This was the fist quote in the series. Sometimes these quotes are better when there is no context to begin with, like this one uttered by my son from completely out of the blue.

I glanced into the living room one day to see my son sitting in a chair, book open on his lap, with the top of his head pushing downward into the center of the pages. When I asked him what he was doing he looked up, and with earnestness and frustration uttered this phrase.

My son went through a period of wearing capes.
Apparently this is why.

This, I believe, is my daughter’s quote. It’s kind of self explanatory.

My son has a stuffed blue whale. He wanted to hug it. It was time, and apparently such things need to be announced.

“I found the US National Space Stick” was one my son declared while in the back seat of our car, wearing a NASA costume and holding up a stick that he found on the floor of the car.

My son is very verbal. ‘Nough said.

Toes hold many treasures for my son after a long day of wearing socks.