I needed to record the funny and beautifully naive things that children I know have said. I'm forgetting heaps of great stuff! Their little minds work in such logical ways, their train of thought really makes sense. So each time I hear something that needs remembering I'll write it here.
Contributions are welcome! Please email me with your own Kidspeak that needs sharing and recording and I'll add it here too, with a link to your blog (if you have one).
1. A child of mine:
Handing me a soft toy.
Child: What does it say on the tag, Mum?
Me: Made in China.
Child: *throws toy on the floor* No it's not! See it didn't break!
Thinking I said 'Made OF china'.
2. A nephew of mine:
Nephew: Mum, there's a boy in my class who has diabetes. I've never had diabetes, have I Mum. I've had diarrhea, but not diabetes.
3. Son and Friend
Two 5 year olds.
5yo 1: See ya later blowoff!
5yo 2: Bye boogie!
Both falling about laughing.
4. A fragile 5 yo and his Mum
5yo: That's it! I'm leaving this family! If you need me I'll be at Grandma and Grandad's house!
mum: Are you running away?
5yo: No! I'm not going to RUN, I'm going to catch the bus!
5. A 4 yo to his Mum
4yo: Mum, who's that guy who lives in the clouds?
4yo: You know! What's his name? Not the giant, the other guy...?
mum: Oh, do you mean God?
4yo: Yeah, that's him.
So God and Jack and the Bean Stalk's giant must be neighbours. Makes sense.