Kids Say The Darndest Things

Has anyone ever said something that was so shocking you just started laughing, especially your children?  If so, you should enjoy this story.

This past Saturday my wife was attending an all-day conference.  As a result, I got to spend the entire day with my daughter.  I can’t wait for these times.  They are well planned out in advance.  You see, I want to create great memories and at the same time not bore her to death!  I also enjoy them because these are a few of the times when I can simply hang out with someone who is agendaless and wants nothing from me except my time.

As we were having lunch at the Atlanta Bread Company, I began to talk to her about boys.  I was actually very impressed with her reasoning and thought processes.  Her mother has done a very good job with her in this area.

Here is how the conversation went:

“Daddy, I’m not planning on even having a boyfriend until I’m 16.  But there are some things that could change that.”

“What could change that?  How good-looking he is?”

[And here is comes]

“No.  I’m more interested in the spiritual.  Looks aren’t that important to me.  I mean, mom married you.”

Upon hearing this I just started laughing.  What else are you going to do.  I just laughed.  However, later that day I decided to schedule an appointment to have her eyes checked!  The girl is obviously blind!

Kids say the darndest things.  What incredibly funny things have you heard recently from children?

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About Brian Dodd on Leadership

I am a church stewardship and leadership consultant for INJOY Stewardship Solutions. This blog combines my personal passions of church, sports, pop culture and family into a single leadership resource. I trust your time on this site will create conversations and add value to your life.

5 Responses to “Kids Say The Darndest Things”

  1. BradyDCallahan Haha, I love it! A quick & uplifting read RT @BrianKDodd #Kids Say the Darnest Things http://wp.me/pVReH-ZA

  2. This post reminds me of a time when I got reprimanded for repeating what my parents had earlier discussed about certain neighbour…

    This was in the early 90’s… and there was this bachelor staying in the next flat. One evening, I went up to him and said “you know… its not nice when you have EVERY meal in Colonel Jha’s house. You should learn to cook and get a stove”.

    Oh yes, I remember the whacking. And I remember I was 4yrs old.

    Yes, kids say the darndest things!

  3. Thanks for sharing Brian. I enjoy the family related stuff! Famtastic! (misspelling mine)

  4. Brian,

    Thanks for making me miss my daughter’s even more than I already do!

    Quick story that I swear Reader’s Digest would pay me for. My wife took my then 5 year old daughter to a re-enactment of the days leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross as an outreach event prior to Easter at a local church. She explained to my daughter that this is what things looked like in Jesus’ time, with camels and donkeys and tents and merchants. My daughter looked over at a Port-A-John that the church had set up for the workers of the event and pointed, “So, that’s where Jesus went to the bathroom?”

    Makes me smile every time I think about it.

    Have a great week!
    Van

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