As Kids See It
WHOEVER COINED THE PHRASE “the pitter-patter of little feet” clearly never heard a four-year-old walk.
@MYMOMOLOGUE BRYNN, SEVEN YEARS OLD: Granny, how old are you? GRANNY: I’ll be 66 next month. BRYNN: We’re not paying for that many candles!
JUDY NOWISKI, Orleans, Ont. NOTHING PREPARES YOU for the discovery that the hardcover copy of Anne of Green Gables you lovingly moved from your childhood home to your college dorm to your first apartment to your first house—without picking up so much as a nick or a scrape—has been cannibalized by a pair of safety scissors and doublesided tape to make you a Mother’s Day card.
MY THREE-YEAR-OLD granddaughter, Olivia, was playing with her twoyear-old cousin, Nathan, on the gravel patio when I spotted them throwing stones. I called them both over and told them to stop.
“Okay, Grandma,” they responded before scampering off.
About an hour later, I caught them throwing stones again. I took my granddaughter aside and asked, “How many times do I have to ask you to stop?”
She thought about that for a moment, then responded, “Three, Grandma.”
JEAN DOBSON, London, Ont. NOTHING WILL MAKE YOU both age faster and strangely cause time to stand still quite like watching a seven-year-old do their homework.
@OUTSMARTEDMOMMY LISTENING TO MY KIDS try to harmonize “Livin’ on a Prayer” while brushing their teeth is why I had them in the first place.
@ELLENHIMELFARB I WAS OUT WALKING with my daughters one evening, when, suddenly, my two-year-old looked up and asked, “Who folded the moon?”
JULIANNA WALDNER, Riding Mountain, Man.
“I love that you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to help Mommy rebrand her company, but ‘I’m the boss and you’re not’ isn’t quite what I had in mind for a slogan.”