As Kids See It
MY FRIEND A NURSE, was reviewing a patient’s medical records when she realized the girl and her mother shared the same first name.
“Doesn’t that ever get confusing?” my friend asked.
“Oh no,” the girl replied. “I just call her Mom.” BETH NELSON
AFTER THE DEATH OF an elderly family friend, my seven-year-old granddaughter, Zoe, asked her mom to describe heaven. Her mother struggled to answer, eventually replying that while we can’t know exactly what heaven is like, it’s said to be a wonderful and peaceful place. Zoe thought about that very seriously for a few minutes, then replied, “Well, Mommy, when you get there, will you send me a text and tell me about it?” JANE MARSHALL
AFTER MUCH deliberation, my seven-year-old said it was okay for me to tell him to go to bed. Thanks, buddy. @FATHERWITHTWINS
MY SON FIRST TOOK a plane at the age of four. He was scared about flying, so he told the flight attendant he wanted the plane not to “fly” but instead to “get going on the road!” Playing along, she agreed. As the plane sped down the runway, my son called out, “When I said ‘On the road,’ I didn’t mean so fast!”
ANA CAROLINA CARRILLO A TODDLER CAN DO more in one unsupervised minute than most people can do all day.
@MAMABIRDDIARIES WHILE ON A FAMILY vacation in the Virgin Islands, I went for a walk with my six-year-old grandson, Matteo. We spotted a species of tree that we’d never seen before, with spiky thorns that climbed up its slender trunk. It looked like a dragon’s back. Matteo pointed at it. “How did it get like that?” he asked.
This was a chance to introduce him to the idea of evolution. We sat on the ground and talked for 45 minutes. It was glorious.
The next day, he was swimming with his cousin and asked her a question. She said, “That sounds like a science question. Why don’t you ask Grandpa?”
“I’m not making that mistake again,” he replied. actor ALAN ALDA
KIDS CAN BE NOTORIOUSLY picky eaters. Just ask any parent:
“I like meat, pasta and cheese. Unless you mix them all together. Then I don’t like it.”
—My eight-year-old on lasagna
@DOMESTICGODDSS I never knew that parsley had the power to destroy someone’s life, but six leaves of it in my kid’s rice has taught me otherwise.
@SIX_PACK_MOM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD be more concerned about the son who locked me out of my bedroom today, or the one who showed me how to pick the lock. @AMYDILLON
WHEREVER YOU ARE, wherever you go, remember: a baby is plotting to grab the sunglasses off your face.
@PARENTNORMAL MY SIX-YEAR-OLD just got herself dressed then walked around making everyone here sign a paper agreeing that her outfit looked good.
@MAUGHAMMOM ME: Where is the library book? TODDLER: My dog ate it.
ME: We don’t have a dog.
“My parents actually met each other in person.”