Convos with the Kiddos: Part 2

My three year old has been very vocal lately . . .

Talking to me:

3: Have you been old?


3: Yes, you are. You are an old lady.

Me: (Thanks a lot, kid). No, I’m only 4!

3: (Laughing). No you’re not . . . you’re 6. You’re old.

Me: (6? Ok, I’ll take it).


Story time:

Once upon a time, there was a little kitten. She was very sad because she lost her mommy. And then she lived happily ever after because she was with her mommy again. The end.


Me: You should go outside to play.

3: I prefer to stay inside.


Conversation between me, 6 and 3:

3: What is under rainbows?

Me: A pot of gold.

6: And leprechauns. And unicorns.

Me: (Hmm, that’s new . . . ) Unicorns?

6: Yeah.

Me: Where did you hear that?

6: In movies and stuff.


6 and I are watching Dancing with the Stars (of course), and he starts singing along to one of the songs:

This isn’t like The Voice or anything, so I can sing now.

(Might be because I have told him to hush so I can actually hear the singer singing on the show, when he tries to butcher the song sing along).


We are talking about Christmas presents for some reason:

6: Coal. What does it do?

Me: Nothing, you just get it if you are bad.

6: Well, if you owned a train, you would want to be bad so you could get coal.

(Little stinker).


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Johi Kokjohn-Wagner
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 09:40:44

    Awesome! Please come here so your kids can teach my kids how to talk about more than farts, guns and “dah-deeeeee”. Please and thank you.


  2. Jayne
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 09:50:06

    I think now’s the time to have ‘the talk’ with 6….about fossil fuels…

    Love it!


  3. red
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 09:57:51

    That’s so cute! I love kids’ perceptions of old. I remember when 40 was “over the hill”. Not so much anymore!

    but “…in movies and stuff”? I’m curious which movies…


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:10:52

      Yeah, 40 is not so old anymore, huh?

      I’m not sure, because I feel like I have seen all the movies he’s watched. That’s why I was a little confused.


  4. thoughtsappear
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:01:13

    I love that 3 said “prefers.”


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:11:36

      That was my favorite. I would have expected an “I don’t wanna” but no, he was all civilized and such. Next he’s gonna ask for a spot of tea with his crumpets. 🙂


  5. Kitten Thunder's Girl
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:37:52

    I wonder if “I prefer to stay inside” will work the next time The Boy suggests we take a walk.


  6. Jana
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:44:37

    My six year old’s new favorite word is “Seriously”…….its so funny to watch her toss her head and say, “Seriously….Mommy”


  7. erica
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 11:53:14

    4 year old Cinderella told her dad that she would “destroy” him when he disciplined her the other day. Totally disrespectful, but so funny!


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:13:12

      That is adorable. I always have such trouble keeping a straight face when they say things like that, but also need to be reprimanded. If you laugh, they win.


  8. jen
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:25:15

    M. asked me last night (in the checkout line at New Seasons) how babies are made. When I explained it in the car he stared at me like I was on crack and said “Mommy, I wanted to know how TABLES are made”. Oh. . .my bad.


  9. Becca
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:40:24

    ADORABLE. The other day my 18 month old woke up, put his hands in my face and said, “I wan dadyee.” It was just so loving.


  10. gojulesgo
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 13:41:55

    Ha! Love it. Smartie-pants ya got there.

    BTW someone told me today they’ve been having trouble commenting on my blog! Did you get it sorted on yours?


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:15:46

      Yeah, too smart.

      Who knows! They won’t really communicate with me. I haven’t had anyone else tell me they couldn’t, but maybe those people have just stopped trying? So frustrating, really.

      I didn’t have any trouble commenting on your site, btw.


  11. Miles & Musings
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 16:25:22

    Hahaha…love the last bit about the train; smart cookie!!


  12. Brett Minor (@brettminor)
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 17:12:22

    At that age my daughter was obsessed with zombies. She talked about death all the time. Creepy from a 5 year old.


  13. Vesta Vayne
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 18:27:39

    If a three-year-old tells you he prefers something, you’ve pretty much gotta let him have his way. What a cutie.

    And your six-year-old is a one smart little smarty pants. I think you have another lawyer on your hands!


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:19:03

      Yeah, he totally won that one. It was just too adorable to ignore.

      Oh god! Don’t say that. We have enough lawyers in this family. And at the rate we’re going, there won’t be a single job out there for him if he does do that. Maybe there won’t even be any lawyers! What did Shakespeare say to do with them again? 😉


  14. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 21:37:31

    Hee! You got a couple of wiseacres on your hands!


  15. lazysubculturalgirl
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 23:09:23

    Ha, I love how literal small children are! My kids have not told me I was old, but Oldest in kindergarten guessed my age as five years older than I was. It was a bit disheartening, since I had just passed 30!

    I haven’t had any commenting problems (other problems yes, just not that one) but I assumed that was because we were both WordPress. I’ve had trouble with other peoples’ accounts.


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:21:49

      It varies. Sometimes they guess I’m older than I am, sometimes younger. For a while my oldest kept insisting that I was 19 and his father was 25. I think to him, he knew we were older, and that the hubs was older than me, but couldn’t imagine anyone being older than that! Now he knows how old we are. But the little one is getting into that age guessing thing now.

      It’s weird. At first I thought that was it, but wordpress people have been having trouble as well, while some blogger peeps have never had an issue. I don’t know what the damn problem is!


  16. wagthedad
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 16:56:44

    Whenever I say that I’m old, my daughter laughs and says “daddy, you’re not old.”

    And then I don’t feel old.

    The end.

    I teach this english class for Austrian kids at my daughter’s school. The other day we were doing spring holidays. St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. After I realized I couldn’t talk to eight year olds about how cool it is to get wasted on Guinness, I switched over to Easter.

    “What’s Easter about?”

    “The Easter Bunny brings eggs.”

    “Yeah, but what’s the original idea behind it?” Thinking I will gloss over Christianity and then go into some cool Pagan shit.

    “Oh yeah, it’s about Jesus rising from the grave.”


    “Jesus died on the cross and then rose from the grave a week later.” (They get a week off for Easter vacation. I didn’t correct the kid).


    Other kid: “Why did it take him so long?”


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:23:15

      That’s nice that she doesn’t think you are old. Very sweet. My kids think I’m old. They are NOT sweet!

      Ha! So, I guess that’s when you have to explain the whole 3 days thing, huh? Did that make the kid feel better?


  17. wcdameron
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 21:21:12

    But wait, aren’t there unicorns under rainbows?


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