As Kids See It

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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.”

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