Motherhood

Conversations With a Four-Year-Old

Joanna Goddard and Anton

Now that Toby is seven, he’s speaking more like an adult — without so much wacky nuttiness. But, at four years old, Anton is busting out gems left and right. Four is such a funny age; Anton seems old and wise in so many ways, but then turns around and wants to read a book about bunnies or raccoons. Here are a few things he has said recently…

When my sister was visiting, she asked Anton to repeat something she hadn’t heard. He replied, “Oh, nothing! I was talking to the chandelier.”

While walking him to school, I was telling Anton where snow comes from. Then he turned to me and said, “I kind of like learning things more than I like already knowing things.”

Anton’s sense of humor is developing, and it’s a little dark. The other day, the head of Toby’s doll fell off. When I glanced over and asked, “Anton, what’s going on over there?” he said, “Oh, nothing to see here, just a headless baby.”

Alex and I were putting the boys to bed before going out to dinner. Anton was cuddling with me and asked, “When will you be back?”
Me: “Oh, just two hours.”
Anton: “Okay.”
He seemed to feel better, so I gave him a kiss and left the room. Then I heard him call out again.
Anton: “Mommy?”
Me: “Yes?”
Anton: “What are hours?”

Anton: “Life throws a lot at us.”
Me: “Yeah, wow, that’s true.”
Anton: (Pause) “Like meteors and space junk.”

Anton and cars

Although they can drive each other crazy, Toby and Anton’s bond makes my heart melt. Every time Anton and I are on a walk, he’ll ask me to take photos of cool cars, so he can show them to Toby.

Toby and Anton

And Toby, who sometimes has a tough time, was recently having a meltdown, and Anton tried to make him laugh. He flipped on the bed, so his feet were on the pillow, and asked me to give his feet a goodnight kiss. The joke landed, and Anton pointed to Toby’s smile and said, “There it is! There it is.”

What cute things have your kids been saying lately? I’d love to hear…

P.S. More kids in conversation, and a surprising way to stop tantrums.

  1. Leanne says...

    My three-year-old daughter calls the sunset, “sun stripes.” We were on a walk one evening and I held her up to get a good view of the sky. She looked at all the colors and said, “people put color in the sky!” I said, “no, the sun put color in the sky.” She thought about it for a second, then said, “Katie puts color in the sky with markers.” But probably the best was when she was two. We would let her snuggle with us in bed before putting her in her crib. I asked if she wanted to snuggle too. She answered that she wanted to “snuggle, two – three!” She was counting the three of us in bed.

  2. Mina says...

    Awww – I love, love, love your kids’ conversations. I can still remember quotes from Toby when he was 3 though that makes me sound like a stalker. They make my heart melt and remind me to log down what my daughter says. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Mrs D says...

    Oh Joanna! As an aside to Anton’s kooky wonderfulness, I hope that lovely Toby is okay and getting through those tough times. It’s hard being a kid sometimes.

  4. Last week while we were driving to school, my 4 year old son said out of the blue, “But Mama, I really wanted to be a bird! Why did you choose to make me a boy?”

    And then my heart exploded.

  5. Cindy says...

    Anton! So sweet! My heart (and ovaries)!

  6. Jenna says...

    What a little love! My sweet babies are 7 and 3 and I love conversations with them and all the crazy, lovely things they have to say!

  7. Barbara Pearson says...

    Don’t think these gorgeous conversations necessarily end when your children get older. My son will be 14 next week. Yesterday he forgot to take his bus pass when he set off to school in the morning and the day before he got in a muddle with his keys. This morning our conversation went like this:

    Him: I’ve had a pavlova in the morning for the last couple of days
    Me: A WHAT?
    Him: You know, a pavlova, when things don’t go quite right
    Me: Do you mean a palaver?
    Him: That’s what I said. A pavlova.

  8. Sarah Bradley says...

    I love the bond between your boys. The pictures with the cars and trying to make Toby smile melt my heart. It reminds me of my two girls. There really is something magical about close siblings. xo

  9. Tara says...

    As our food arrived at a local restaurant, my 4 year-old son, Forest, said “you know….once we eat this food, we’re neeeever going to see it again.” Very true dear one, very true.

  10. Jamie says...

    The sweetness of Anton melts me. I think I will forever love Toby just for his love of leggings and cars. Many years ago on a flight home from the east coast back to the west coast, my almost 3 year old niece asked if she could brush my hair. We were sitting on the aisle and as she is pulling the brush through my hair she very confidently asks me, “Someday when I grow up, I’m going to have hair on my pee just like you?” What could I answer but, “Yes, yes you will.” That left a few of us laughing in the aisle.

    I figured when you are little and getting ready each day with a grown woman my “pee” must have been just above eye level (I’m short!). I treasure the way a little ones brain works!

  11. katie says...

    These our joyous. My niece mistakenly called Chewbacca, Chewbadger, ADORABLE.

    I was trying to talk to my brother the other day and my niece wanted me to go to her playroom. I said sorry I want to talk to Tom as well I don’t see him that much. She rolled her eyes dramatically and said “yeah but you already had years together talking when you were children” hahah true I guess.

  12. Grace says...

    I don’t have kids, but I do have lots of nephews (my brother, whose family I was living with in my 20s, has 4 sons!) and am particularly close to the youngest one. When I got married 7 years ago he was just 6, and when the wedding wound down he looked at me and said “You’re coming home with us, right?” Lol

    When my brother explained to him that I was married now and would be living with my new husband from now on, my nephew got this stricken look on his face and blurted, “But where will she live??” ???? I died!

    The next day he gave his parents so much grief about wanting to check out my new living situation to reassure himself that I’d be ok that his parents called me and asked if they could bring him over to my new place, which at the time wasn’t exactly ready for guests yet post-wedding whirlwind. And so it was that my littlest nephew turned property inspector came over, checked out all the rooms and floors and declared, “Ok, we can go” now that he’d put his mind at ease that i wasn’t going to be homeless without him! Lol!

    And now he’s a moody broody mercurial teenager who’s almost as tall as I am already… I often wish I could’ve flash frozen him at age 4 or 6 when he was at peak sweetness.

    • Jamie says...

      I love that he worried about your well being and had to check it out for himself that you were well provided for! So very sweet.

      My cousins children have been like nieces and nephews to me. In a car ride my “nephew” announced that since I was still single and his Uncle was getting married soon, he could marry me too. He was very concerned that I needed a husband. I tried to explain to his four year old self that his new bride might not like that idea. He assured me his Uncle could handle it and Sara would be just fine, “He can have two. It will be okay.” he said. He went on to tell me he was at his mom and dad’s wedding. I chuckled, he was born well after that was a possibility. I asked, “You were?” He said replied, “Yes!” as he closed one eye explaining that he peeked out of his mom to see all the people there. He sure had me laughing that day.

    • Grace says...

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jamie! Kids can be so phenomenal, right? And they say the most hysterical things too, lol.

      Your little guy was super adorable for wanting to make sure you had someone to take care of you :)

  13. Nancy says...

    I told my four year old son he was just like me. I said, “Frank, you have my genes.” He laughed and looked at his legs and said “These are not your jeans!”

  14. Meredith says...

    thank you for giving us a peek into the fun side of parenthood and alluding to struggles as well. It’s not easy for parents to talk about our kids challenges. We love them so much and want to protect them.

  15. 4 year old Natalie: Mommy, you know, I’m growing every day. Even if I can’t feel it or see it.
    me: thats true! where did you learn that?
    Nat: nowhere! I just know!

    4 year old Sisi: Mommy, one day ‘today’ will be a long time ago.

  16. Emily says...

    During the children’s sermon the question was posed, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Darling 3 yo boy shot up his hand and said, “I want to be 5!”

  17. meg davis says...

    What beautiful sweaters! I love the bright yellow women’s cardigan!

  18. My five year old recently said (sort of out of the blue):
    “When you die you can decide if you want to be in a funeral or in a museum. I haven’t decided yet.”

  19. Haha!! I love these small stories. There are many stories about my almost five-years-old daughter, too. But the most recent is when she told me to help her food “this sausage skin will pollute my lip’s environment”.

  20. Patti says...

    I loved Anton’s quote about learning things so much, I shared it with my third grade class today when we were doing science. What wisdom!

  21. Winter Blue says...

    Ah…..I love these! My mom was visiting for a few days in Feb. and one morning my five year old came into the kitchen where I was brewing coffee and said, earnestly “Did you know adults will die if they don’t drink coffee every day?”. I guess he’s been paying attention! My mom and I burst out laughing.

  22. Carla says...

    Love these! My daughter is almost 4, and I don’t know if she knows how funny she is. We went for a walk recently, and she spotted a bee and wanted to stay away from it. I told her that she was much bigger than the bee and, actually, it was probably afraid of her. She said, “Well, you know, actually, bees eat people, sooooooo….”

  23. Alex says...

    Anton sounds like such a sweet kid! My 2-1/2 year old has been chatting up a storm. A recent favorite conversation happened when she woke up from her nap a couple of weeks ago. She asked me, “mama will you sing me a sad song?” I said okay and sang her a few lines from somewhere over the rainbow. As I sang she climbed in my lap, closed her eyes, and made this scrunched up sad face like she was really feelin it. Then after I finished singing she stood up and touched my face and looked me right in the eyes and said “thank you mama. Thank you for singing me that sad song. I feel happy now.” And then she strolled through her bedroom door to go find a toy. My heart exploded.

  24. Kate says...

    While I was changing after a shower, my 3-year old commented that my “Bagina (Buh Gina) looks like a Gruffalo”.

    • Esperanza says...

      Bahahhaa

    • Meredith says...

      tears of laughter!

  25. zivar says...

    so many beautiful things.. i love the cardigans for kids, perfection

  26. Cynthia Lee says...

    I’ll never forget this one conversation– I’m driving with my 5 year old in the backseat, and she says, “I know Thai! Nihao!”
    Me: “Oh, sweetie, that’s not Thai. ‘Nihao’ is Chinese.”
    Her: “‘Nihao is Chinese?”
    Me: “yes”
    [30 seconds of silence]
    Her: with incredulous look on her face “I know Chinese?!”

    • Pruitt says...

      So funny!!

    • Sara says...

      Ahahah

    • Sophie says...

      Love that!! :))

  27. Sasha says...

    This series is such a mood lifter. “Sometimes I like learning things more than already knowing things” is my mantra- I am a scientist. So way to go, Anton! Hope you never lose that curiosity!

  28. Ingrid Mc Quillan says...

    My little boy Ezrä is obsessed when I wink at him ; it’s a rely cool thing to try with young kids it’s like a little language actually that’s exactly what it is ?

  29. Barbara says...

    One winter when my daughter was three I collected her from nursery and when she came out she saw snow for the very first time. Except she didn’t know what to call it so she exclaimed “Look Mummy, white rain everywhere!”

    • Cymbidy says...

      This is lovely! My daughter, 6, who must’ve learned about light refracting at school, saw snow this winter and said, “White is really all the colours, so it’s like there’s a rainbow *all over the place*!” :)

  30. Leah says...

    I was explaining the concept of adoption to my 5 year-old today. The first question out of his mouth: “aren’t the kids sad and confused when they get adopted?”
    I thought it was a very empathetic and insightful question. A lot of people focus on the joy of adoption (as they should) but don’t talk about the initial confusion and abandonment that adopted kids experience. His question led to us talking about how some of the best things in life can come from brokenness.

  31. Oh my gosh, what a sweet brother. As someone with severe depression, my brother is the one person who can make me laugh when I’m at my worst. Siblings are the actual best. That said, I read the doll story wrong at first and thought he had removed the doll head and was very “oh that IS dark…” haha. He sounds like such a sweet little goofball.

    I coach gymnastics near Beverly Hills so the clientele is very…well, let’s just say that their last names sound familiar to me for a reason. It’s funny because they don’t understand their experiences aren’t normal so they’re not jerks about it, they just live in a different world. Some gems I’ve heard:

    (when asked to write what they’re thankful for on a paper leaf to put in the lobby) “I’m thankful for ALL of my nannies!”

    (two Sundays ago, coaching a birthday party): “my mom wanted to come too but she’s busy today getting ready for Oscar.”

    “I’ll be gone for class all summer because I’m going to my grandma’s Italy house! Where is your grandma’s summer house?”

    “I’m going a lot of places this summer and I forget what they are but I know one of them is called Paris.”

    “Oh! [building name]? That’s my grandpa’s building!”

    And just normal kid stuff, like when a girl said she’s almost 5, and I said “You’re four? I’m also four!” and she said “your’e not four! You’re OLD. You’re FOURTEEN.” (also I am 32).

    And the 6 year old who, when I asked her what her favorite book is said “The Magic Treehouse” [waits a beat] “But I DABBLE in War and Peace”. (totally joking around, but I hadn’t even heard of War and Peace at 6, ha.

    • Oh, there’s also the kid who loves to do “ham stands”.

      And that last story, combined with the car photos made me tear up. Siblings, man. <3

    • these might be my favorite.

  32. I could read these all day!
    My two and a half year old once heard her big sister talking about middle names. She is intrigued that many people have a middle name so she asks me what everyone’s “little name” is, one by one listing out everyone she knows from her day care teachers to cousins and grandparents. My younger child also woke up next to me this morning and announced she only had one eye. I counted and said “hmm, I see two eyes”. She jumped out of bed and said “I’m going to go check.” I picked her up in the mirror and she smiled: “oh yes, two eyes!” I can only imagine what their little brains are thinking when they are sitting quietly!

  33. SanDe says...

    I was watching “Arthur” on PBS with a small group of my 5 year-old daughter’s friends. One of them asked what Buster’s last name is. I replied, “It’s ‘Baxter.” One of the little girls looked shocked and said, “That’s a naughty word! We don’t say that!” Confused, I said, “Baxter is a naughty word?” She said, “Yes! It’s a naughty word for when a baby is born and the mommy and daddy aren’t married!” I almost fell off of the sofa. I could just imagine that conversation, where she’d overheard someone say “b**tard” and her mom or dad had tried to explain what it meant and that it was a word we do not say!

  34. Soph says...

    Recently my 6yo was looking very wistful and kept sighing–I asked what was wrong and he said, “Oh nothing, I’m just feeling a little lemoncholy”

    • This is the sweetest thing ever.

    • Cymbidy says...

      <3

  35. Michelle says...

    I was making a grocery list the other day and my daughter, who turned two last month (and who was running around in circles shouting, “Me running! Yay!”), stopped, ran over, put her finger on the list and said, “pretzel m&m’s!” They’re her favorite. And yes, I bought her some.

  36. My 2 year old and I were out for a walk the other day, hand in hand, when he looks up at me and asks ‘mommy, are you happy?’ I respond ‘Yes! I am!’ And he says ‘I’m happy too mommy’.
    Which is basically everything that makes parenthood so special, wrapped in a little bow.

    • CG says...

      <3 <3

  37. Laura says...

    My son is 5 and says things/people are “the best of all China” — instead of “the best of all TIME” I know he’ll stop saying it soon, so I savor every instance :)

  38. Nickie says...

    Ok, that last story did me in! What a sweet sweet brother. Funny too. So nice that they have each other. :)

  39. Ali says...

    I work at an Art Museum and was giving a tour to a group of 1st graders. We were talking about a painting, talking about brush strokes, mood, color etc. After I finished with asking them questions about the work, one sweet little boy raised his hand and asked “Excuse me miss, Have you ever heard of the very famous artist, Bob Ross?” He was so polite and proud of this artistic knowledge.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, that is the sweetest!!! oh my gosh, love him. :)

    • liz says...

      My aunt used to watch Bob Ross with her grandson and one day he busted out “Hey, he’s not bad but not as good as you”.

  40. Rue says...

    I ran my first half marathon a few weeks ago. My friend and her family met me at the finish line. I’m sure it was because of my running short-shorts, but at one point my friend’s 3 year old whispered to me reverently, “You have really long legs.” Best thing on the planet to say to someone who’s just run more than a dozen miles.

  41. Heather says...

    Could we not solve world peace with: “I kind of like learning things more than I like already knowing things.” ???? Incredible.

  42. Nicole says...

    My almost-4-year old spotted a little girl his age at a local restaurant… he stood up in our booth so he could chat with her:
    “Hi.”
    “Hi,” she says back & says her name
    He looks to his dad to figure out what to do next… who suggests he share his name
    “I’m Ollie and I’m really fast and strong”

    I’m guessing his moves will improve with age, but I’m sure that little girl was super impressed ;)

  43. Cailin says...

    I was recently doing a pre-k entry test with a soon-to-be student of mine. I was showing her pictures of everyday things for her to identify (like scissors, snakes, ducks, etc.) and when I showed her the picture of a leaf she said, “oh, that’s a tree flag.”

    Why don’t we call leaves tree flags, anyway?

  44. Kimberly G says...

    This is the sweetest.
    I have an almost four year old, and a 2 1/2 year old, and I’m so lucky to be a SAHM to them. The days are sometimes long, but the years are whizzing by so fast. I love that you share these special moments with all of us. I’m treasuring the teeny years, and hoarding all these beautiful moments like the precious diamonds they are.

  45. Heather says...

    ❤️

  46. After I told our 5 year old my husband and I were going on a date: “that’s a day for kissin’, right?”

  47. Kristin says...

    I don’t have any kids, but I worked at a daycare when I was in high school. This was about 15 years ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since.

    A child’s cousin had died, and it was a Christian daycare, and we were talking about heaven and God. A three-year-old boy stood up on his chair, smiled at me sweetly, and declared “God is like Pooh Bear!”

    Yeah, buddy, I think so, too.

  48. Emily says...

    How is Anton four already?!?!?

  49. Lane says...

    My two-year-old is head over heels for all kinds of vehicles, and knows a ridiculous amount about all of them. We were driving down the interstate recently in an area where they are doing a lot of construction, and he was pointing out some of the vehicles there – crane, bulldozer, tractor. I said, “Look Lennox! It’s a backhoe!”

    And he sighs and goes, “No mama, not backhoe, an excavator.”

    I just died.

    • Sadie says...

      This is life with a little boy. My son was two the first time he used the phrase, “articulated front-loader.”

      We moved to the UK, and “backhoe” isn’t a word here; excavators and backhoes are both just called diggers. This drives my now four-year-old absolutely insane. It is NOT COOL to use the same word for two obviously different machines!

  50. Margaret says...

    I recently returned from an emotionally draining trip to help my aging parents and disabled sibling. At dinner that night, when I was feeling down, my 7 year old jumped up from the table, turned the lights down low and said in an announcer’s voice “Welcome to the Bright Side Class!” She proceeded to perform a list 10 “steps” to “get on the bright side”, most of which included going up to “your friend”, smiling your biggest and goofiest smile, and doing something “to make them chuckle”, like dance or make funny faces. We should all be so wise!

  51. 5339kalanianaole says...

    Your Anton is a gem.

  52. Sarah says...

    That last one was a real killer…

  53. Tracey Vincent says...

    Love ALL THIS. We are parents of four adult children, and now grandparents to one gorgeous boy. He delights us constantly with his wise and hilarious comments. In one recent conversation I think we were talking about ‘smartness’, and he piped up with “Well, you’re not very smart, Poppy, because you can’t even follow Nanna’s rules”. Never was a truer word spoken!! The child’s a genius!!

  54. Emma says...

    Me explaining to 3 year old about battered hot dogs:
    “You know ‘batter’ Louie, like the stuff on the fish when we have Fish and Chips'”
    Louie: “Oh! Food skin!”

    • Sarah says...

      If only all food had skin Louie

    • Swordspoint says...

      I am giggling alone in my house.

  55. Lk says...

    My 4-y-o watched Olympic speed skating with my parents, who explained to him that the skaters’ tight outfits help them to go faster. He came home and requested “really, really tight clothes” for his fifth birthday.

    He wants to be a construction worker when grows up but recently told my husband that he expects me to go to work with him every day so that I can take over whenever he needs a break.

    • The last one made me giggle. I’d really like my mom to finish the stats analysis project I have to do this week.

  56. My son is 7 and he would see me have my anxiety attacks. He would try to pacify me and sometimes it works a lot of time it doesnt. My heart bleeds but theres really nothing I can do.

    One time while doing the school run he asked me if I am taking my meds. I told him I am not. He said ‘You should get it again because it stops you from crying. When you cry I am sad.’ I am trying hard to be better for him.

    Kids are so amazing. Their words are just the sweetest! Anton is such a sweet kid.

  57. Sarah says...

    Our lovable three year old girl is very interested in how people are related at the moment. Lots of “and who is your mummy? Who is daddy’s mummy?” type questions. The other day she came out with “ and who is your grand-sister?”. Good luck explaining THAT one! I haven’t been able to as yet but don’t have the heart to tell her the truth as I love to hear it!

  58. Dee says...

    We were eating in a steak restaurant, and we each ordered steak of course. The waitress went around the table and asked how we want our steak done, and we all answered medium. When she asked my then-5yr old daughter, she whispered to me and asked “Can I have a large?” LOL

  59. Nina says...

    I approve of this post

  60. Karen says...

    So sweet!

    This is from last year when my daughter was 4. One day while we were all sitting around the table having dinner she asked who had made her. I replied that it was her father and I and she then asked “Did you bake me in the oven?”

    • patricia blaettler says...

      My BF told her daughter the same thing and her daughter asked “Who put my head on?”

    • Emmie says...

      “who put my head on” – ohhhhhh man, too funny. That is really the most important step I suppose.

  61. Maggie says...

    I’ve read your blog for many years – pink balloon- and never comment but read pretty much daily. I think you make us feel like our best selves- relatable but inspirational! I am in San Diego but am very familiar with Brooklyn and NY.
    Shout out Lucy Calkins! I teach first and, anyway your family
    Is heart warming.
    Love to see your business growing and how you are “growing”
    With the times with diversity and cool political commentary. And Humour! Can you get some inside scoop on my fave show Love by Apatow?!

  62. Meghan says...

    I keep an Evernote list of funny things my kids say. So nice to have a record, like you, of hilarious little moments I might easily forget, for instance the week my (then) four-year-old learned about bones…

    “Mommy do you know that everyone has bones? They are the white pieces inside of us that keep us from being wobbly.”

    “My favorite part of my body is my bones and my balls.”
    Later- “I tricked you- my favorite part is all the parts.”

    • Jessica says...

      My 4yo son is also into bodies, especially skeletons. He often asks, “Mama, am I smiling? (yes) Is my skeleton smiling, too?”

      Also, because he’s going to be a big brother soon, he wondered aloud how the baby would get out of my belly. “Is there a tunnel?”

  63. Kristen says...

    Tonight, my 5 year old was looking for a very specific orange car. We were all trying to remember the last time we had seen it, when the 3 year old said:
    Oh, I know where it is!!
    Where?
    It’s lost!

    We also recently went through a McDonald’s drive thru for the first time on a long car trip. There was immense excitement — the boys couldn’t believe they were going to get to eat french fries AND ketchup in the car. When the 5 year old heard the voice on the intercom, he screamed, “Who is that?! Is that Alexa??!!” (He has been begging for an Alexa, so he can listen to Can’t Stop the Feeling as many times in a row as he wants.)

    As they get older and closer, there is nothing more heart melting to me than the bond between these boys. They push each other (literally and figuratively) right to the brink, but somehow intuit when it’s time to ask “R U OK?” in a silly robot voice. I think from here on in, I’ll see those moments and think, “There it is.”

    • mindi says...

      Oh my gosh, I just straight up laughed out loud at the Alexa comment. I’d totally ask Alexa to play that song all the time, too!

  64. Megan E says...

    I also have a four-year-old who has been saying the most oddly profound things to me lately.
    She recently was asking me about a tea set that my nana had given to me. This, of course, got us onto the conversation of death.
    I told her that my nana was not alive anymore and that she was sick before she passed away.
    Then, my daughter turned to me and said: “But when you’re dead, you can’t be sick…”

  65. Joanna Tsay says...

    My husband has a lot of board games and my son, now two and a half, is really into trains. The game Ticket to Ride recently caught his eye but Daddy said he can’t play it until he’s a little bit older. So now, any time we say anything about being older, it comes up. “You’re growing up so fast!” “You’re getting so tall!” “What a big boy you are!” “Old/big/tall enough to play Daddy’s train game??” “Soon you’re going to be a big brother, how do you feel?” “Happy, because then I get to play Daddy’s train game!” This comes up multiple times a day.

    • R.M. says...

      Ticket to Ride is worth waiting for! :)

  66. Megan says...

    Oh, my heart. Loved these sweet anecdotes! I especially loved the last one about Anton and Toby; in our house, our littlest boy (3) has a tough time and our oldest (almost 5) understands, anticipates and intervenes —just how Anton did with Toby. It moves me so much.

  67. Lindsey says...

    I teach second grade, so basically get to spend my days in a gold mine of glorious, brilliant, profound, and hilarious comments from my students. Here are some that made me laugh recently:

    Student 1: “I want to have 8 kids when I grow up: two sets of twins and one set of triplets.”
    Student 2, horrified: “Your poor wife!”

    Me, to a student: “You were running really fast on the playground!”
    Student: “I know! I’ve been working on my fasting skills.”

    Me, pointing to a parallelogram on a math chart: “What is this shape called?”
    Student: “A para…lollipop?”

    My students are working on a project right now to start their own businesses, and I was checking in with each group on their progress.
    Me: “Have you thought of what you might like to sell in your store?”
    Student, with a deep sigh: “No, not really. It’s just so hard to compete with technology these days.”

    Thank you for the laugh!

    • Karen says...

      GOLD!! LOLOL at fasting

  68. Becky says...

    My kindergarten son uses words very confidently, despite having the wrong meaning much of the time.
    -He thinks something is “old school” if it is tricky to master. After Sunday school this past weekend, he told me that the song and dance they did was so old school that it wore him out “99 percent.”
    -I once told him that “luxurious” means something is really, really nice. Now he tells me every day that I’m the most luxurious person he knows:)
    -In addition to “each other,” he uses the phrases “your chother,” “their chother” and “our chother.” I will never correct him because I love it so much!