As Kids See It
MY SON, MICHAEL, 11, had eaten half a bowl of guacamole when I asked him what he thought of it. “Pretty good,” he replied. “But I think I’d like it a lot better without the avocado!”
CARRIE BAAYEN, Burlington
“THERE’S NOTHING WORSE than Legos all over the floor,” I said before slipping on a marble.
ELLIOTT, MY GRANDSON, was having difficulty hearing. His dad took him to the family doctor to have his ears checked, and they discovered a waxy buildup that needed to be flushed out. Soon after, Elliott was playing with my iPad and started talking to Siri. When Siri failed to understand one of my grandson’s questions, he exclaimed, “You need to have your ears flushed!”
MARGUERITE KING, Charlottetown
AS I WAS DRAWING with my sixyear-old grandson, Jonah, I mentioned that we should enlist his grandpa’s help, since he has a really good eye for art. Jonah looked at me, puzzled, and asked, “Which one of his eyes is it?”
SABINE COULSON, Pembroke, Ont.
I HAD GOTTEN DRESSED UP to go out for dinner with my hubby. My eldest saw me and exclaimed excitedly, “Mom! You look beautiful! Just like a bat!”
I RECENTLY TOOK my three-yearold daughter, Tanvi, swimming. When we arrived, someone was doing a handstand underwater, so only his legs were visible from the surface. Looking at the water, my daughter said, “Mom, somebody forgot their legs in the pool!”
POOJA JAIN, Brampton, Ont.
“I’M SO BORED. There’s nothing to do,” my son says as he longingly stares out the back window at our playground, trampoline and bicycles.
I USED TO THINK it would be fun to be a contestant on Chopped. Then I birthed my own mini-judges who criticize and reject everything I cook.
MY TWO-YEAR-OLD SON lives a dramatic life. The other day he came into my room crying. I asked, “What’s wrong, my baby?”
His reply: “You have no idea!”
TIFFANY SUTHERLAND, Duck Lake, Sask.
WHILE I WAS WAITING outside with my 10-year-old niece, Jenna, a vintage 1920s car with a black canopy roof came rolling down the street.
“Oh look!” said Jenna. “A car from the 1980s!”
LINDA VIDUKA, Ottawa
DURING MY RECENT PREGNANCY, my four-year-old niece, Sonia, awaited the baby’s arrival impatiently. At the eight-month mark, she wondered aloud what was happening in my tummy. I distractedly said, “The baby is playing.” Sonia then asked what the baby was playing with. “A ball,” I answered.
Looking bewildered, my niece asked, “Auntie, did you swallow the ball?”
AARTI PATEL, Markham, Ont.
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“I don’t know the answer. Can I text it to you later?”