Kids are known for their honest talk and sometimes what they say can leave us moms laughing or running from embarrassment.
For our “Month of Truth” series, we asked a few moms of preschoolers to share some favorite “truth” stories from their kids.
From Susie Willey:
Recently, we met a friend at our neighborhood park. My daughter, Keira who is 3, and her friend, Annaleigh, had been playing pretty hard and Annaleigh needed a drink of water. Annaleigh and her mom went into the clubhouse to use the drinking fountain. Of course, Keira wanted to follow.
Annaleigh was getting a drink from the fountain when Keira stepped around the corner and said, “Annaleigh, look at that BIG guy!” I heard her say it, but thought that she was looking at the large cardboard Easter bunny. (She doesn’t really know about the Easter bunny.) She said it again, “Look at that big guy.” At that point, I peeked around the corner and sitting no more than 10 feet away was a morbidly obese man! ((GASP)) I scooped up Keira and bolted outside. I don’t know if that man heard Keira or not, but he probably did. Kids are so honest!
On a lighter note, while we were out walking one night, Keira saw an airplane in the sky flying past the moon. She said, “Is the airplane going to hurt the moon?” Ha! Perception is everything!
From Leslee Stewart:
We moved to Florida from Oklahoma when my oldest was 3. The first time he saw the white sand beaches, he said, “Look, Mama! Snow!”
At our first parent-child swim lesson, the teacher asked the kids to introduce themselves. When it was my 3 year old son’s turn he said, “I’m Rinner, and this is my friend, Mom.”
My husband is an 80s rock fan and has introduced our boys to some of his favorite songs, one of which is Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.” We were listening to it one day and my 4 year old sang it at the top of his lungs like this, ”Shock to my heart, and you’re today! You give hugs a Band-Aid!”
From Trish Stephens:
My 4 year old daughter asked me how old my sister-in-law was on her birthday. She then asked, “Is she 6 years old or 10 years old?” Before I could answer, she said, “Or is she 100?” How she jumped from 6 to 10 to 100 is beyond me!
My 23 month old son was out running errands with me this week. The minute we get out of the car and I’m putting him in his stroller, he looks up and says, “Ot!,” which is his word for “hot.” It was about 85 degrees that day. He kept repeating that. “Mommy, ot! Ot!,” until we got inside the air conditioned store. When we came back out, those were the first words out of his mouth. He repeated this each time I took him out of the car. I don’t know what he’ll be saying come July and August!
From Nicole Powell:
My oldest daughter was starting kindergarten so we had been talking about school and school buses. One day while in the parking lot of Target, my 3 year old son, Braxton, saw a UPS truck. He pointed at it and said, “I want to ride the chocolate bus, mommy!”
When my daughter, Tegan was about 2 years old, and she would “toot,” we called it passing gas. Except, she got it a little wrong and would say, “Mommy, I have gasoline!”
From Kristi Crawford:
When my daughter Sara was 3, she was in dance camp and one of the girls in her class spoke Russian. The teachers were having a hard time communicating with her, so Sara walked up and very sincerely said she would handle it. She told the teachers she spoke “Dora” then proceeded to say, “Hola” to the little girl. The little girl just looked at her, so Sara then looked at the teachers and said, “She doesn’t speak Dora.”
We love hearing from you. Share some of your kids’ favorite “truth” stories in the comments below!