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Title: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: TinaG on October 30, 2009, 11:09:12 PM
Oh boy.  My 9 YO was watching one of those stupid ghost hunting shows with my sister-in-law and I was trying to explain preach to him why (a) these shows are so misleading and unscientific and not "proof" of anything except overactive imaginations and camera effects, and (b) as an Orthodox Christian we have to be very careful about what we expose ourselves to and that demons and spirits are a real presence in our lives, blah blah blah.  You know how Moms love to preach at their kids.

He pops back immediately and tells me "But yeah Mom, what's gonna happen to me?  It's not like I'm gonna become Baptist or something."  (My husband's family is nominally Baptist).

(This from the same kid who said to me "I'm not a Christian, I'm Orthodox.")
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on October 30, 2009, 11:14:49 PM
From the mouths of babes...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2009, 11:21:50 PM
Lol. :)  Also...

Quote
This from the same kid who said to me "I'm not a Christian, I'm Orthodox."

I think this is funny in that many people I know would like to deny that they are of a particular affiliation and would just say that they are Christian (usually from non-denominational types who take the concept very seriously).

Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on October 30, 2009, 11:32:57 PM
Going off the thread title, a few years back we were all over at my mom's for Christmas.  Everyone (or so we thought) was in the dining room finishing up their Christmas dinner.  You can imagine, after hearing my niece scream at the top of her lungs, how we all jumped up and ran into the the living room where the screams were coming from.  Both my nephew and niece were standing in front of the fireplace, my niece staring into the fire crying.  Before any of us could ask what happened, my nephew said, with eyes as big as silver dollars, "I didn't throw her Barbie in the fire daddy!"  Needless to say, the day didn't end well for my nephew or his behind.  :D  He laughs about it now.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: LBK on October 30, 2009, 11:39:48 PM
Not an Orthodox story, but one of my favorites:

Little fellow (then about three years old, and baptised Roman Catholic) is taken by his mom to a rosary service commemorating a recently-deceased member of the family. While in church, he is heard softly saying "Gesu" and "Mamma Gesu" every time he spotted a painting or statue. Then, he spotted a statue of Jesus with his hands raised in benediction. In a louder voice, he called: "Gesu! High Five!!" There wasn't a soul in that church who didn't hear it. And, according to his mom, maintaining one's composure was impossible for some.

Gorgeous.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on October 30, 2009, 11:40:50 PM
The other day after picking up my daughter from day care, while we were still in the car, the following conversation took place:

Caitlin: Oh, Daddy? Want to watch Sesame Street?
Me: Maybe we can watch it when we get home.
Caitlin: Okay, Daddy, okay. That's a good idea.

 ;D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 30, 2009, 11:44:28 PM
There's this little Russian girl (4 years old) at my parish who comes with her grandmother. Her mother's an atheist but she sometimes comes along. A few Sundays ago:

Mother: "How do you know Jesus is real?"
Little girl: "Of course He's real!!!! His picture is EVERYWHERE!!!!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2009, 11:46:03 PM
Like all kids, my daughters liked repeating things that they heard, though sometimes it could be quite funny (at least to us as parents). For example, we always thought it was cute and funny when our (at the time) 3 1/2 year old would scold her 2 year old sister "Don't you do it again Sahara Rylee!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: TinaG on October 30, 2009, 11:47:43 PM
To all the newer or soon to be parents reading this thread, if I can give one piece of advice, it's to write this stuff down.  You think you're going to remember every funny thing your child does or says, but you never do and then its lost forever.  I'm sure I'm never going to forget the time my 7 yo pulled down his shorts and mooned the school cafeteria at lunchtime (this was right before his ADHD diagnosis), but there are many more things I've probably forgotten.  Years from now your kids will never really seem grown up if you can still laugh at the stuff they did.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on October 31, 2009, 04:02:22 AM
(http://www.randomhouse.com/images/dyn/cover/?source=9780553581263&height=300&maxwidth=170)
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on October 31, 2009, 08:27:37 AM
^ Cosby is a brilliant mind and a great teacher. I would have loved to have seen him in a classroom.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on October 31, 2009, 08:44:37 AM
(http://img.youtube.com/vi/FWg0U3fi7sE/0.jpg)

Man I used to like that pen when I was a kid, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: pensateomnia on October 31, 2009, 11:34:19 AM
There's this little Russian girl (4 years old) at my parish who comes with her grandmother. Her mother's an atheist but she sometimes comes along. A few Sundays ago:

Mother: "How do you know Jesus is real?"
Little girl: "Of course He's real!!!! His picture is EVERYWHERE!!!!"

That's a good one. One time, at the seminary, there was a hierarch at the Divine Liturgy and a big Byzantine choir, which was chanting before Holy Communion, so the chapel was full of scores of male voices. The hierarch came out of the Beautiful Gates with the Chalice and everything went suddenly silent. You could hear a pin drop. Before the Bishop could chant "With the fear...", this two-year old boy, in his dad's arms, points at the Bishop excitedly and yells: "IT'S YUM-YUM TIME!!!!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: pensateomnia on October 31, 2009, 11:46:05 AM
Thought of another one. Couple years ago, we were in Constantinople for a conference. During dinner, everyone in our group went up to the Ecumenical Patriarch for a blessing, including some kids, one of whom had a loose tooth.

We all got blessings and headed back to our table. All of the sudden, one of the moms goes: "Where's Irini!?" She turns around and gasps.

Unbeknown to us, Irini had pulled out her tooth and scampered back to the Patriarch's table. Apparently, she marched right up to the Patriarch, seated with about eight Metropolitans, and declared: "Your All-Holiness, I just pulled out my tooth!!! Will you bless it too?"

He did so.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mike on October 31, 2009, 11:51:21 AM
@pensateomnia: awesome story!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on November 01, 2009, 04:13:56 PM
Our two year old daughter has a habit of narrating what she's doing, so the other day she found our Nintendo DS and took it off the desk while saying, "Want to play computer?  Ok, you're welcome, Caitlin, you're welcome."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Órëlaurëa on November 04, 2009, 05:04:50 AM
Cait is the cutest. . . on Sunday morning right after you got there she came up to me and said, "Mommy and daddy are here and my baby brother." I had to smile. I think she might grow up to be a writer. Or a sports commentator. ;)
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Liz on November 04, 2009, 05:12:55 AM
Our two year old daughter has a habit of narrating what she's doing, so the other day she found our Nintendo DS and took it off the desk while saying, "Want to play computer?  Ok, you're welcome, Caitlin, you're welcome."

 ;D I like that one!

My parents were sitting in their living room one night, when they heard a little voice narrating seriously, 'climbing out of his cot now ... coming downstairs now ... BISCUIT NOW!'

Aw ... my brother was sweet once ...
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: PeterTheAleut on November 04, 2009, 05:34:16 AM
There's this little Russian girl (4 years old) at my parish who comes with her grandmother. Her mother's an atheist but she sometimes comes along. A few Sundays ago:

Mother: "How do you know Jesus is real?"
Little girl: "Of course He's real!!!! His picture is EVERYWHERE!!!!"

That's a good one. One time, at the seminary, there was a hierarch at the Divine Liturgy and a big Byzantine choir, which was chanting before Holy Communion, so the chapel was full of scores of male voices. The hierarch came out of the Beautiful Gates with the Chalice and everything went suddenly silent. You could hear a pin drop. Before the Bishop could chant "With the fear...", this two-year old boy, in his dad's arms, points at the Bishop excitedly and yells: "IT'S YUM-YUM TIME!!!!"
I remember a 2-year-old girl yelling out the same exact phrase in my church once during that time of prayerful silence when the priest was cutting up the Lamb for distribution to the faithful.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: PeterTheAleut on November 04, 2009, 05:40:28 AM
Going off the thread title, a few years back we were all over at my mom's for Christmas.  Everyone (or so we thought) was in the dining room finishing up their Christmas dinner.  You can imagine, after hearing my niece scream at the top of her lungs, how we all jumped up and ran into the the living room where the screams were coming from.  Both my nephew and niece were standing in front of the fireplace, my niece staring into the fire crying.  Before any of us could ask what happened, my nephew said, with eyes as big as silver dollars, "I didn't throw her Barbie in the fire daddy!"  Needless to say, the day didn't end well for my nephew or his behind.  :D  He laughs about it now.
My Grandma Jane, of blessed memory, once told a story about her second or third birthday party when her mother (my great grandmother) brought out a birthday cake that didn't bake properly and came out of the oven kinda lopsided.  According to her story, Grandma burst into tears and cried out at the top of her lungs, "MAMA, MY CAKE'S ALL SHOT TO HELL!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: basilthefool on November 04, 2009, 07:24:38 AM
My (at the time) seven year old daughter had a favorite pair of jeans that she would wear every day. One evening, my wife told her to go take them off so she could wash them saying they were getting so dirty they could walk by themselves.

My daughter turned to go take them off but also said, "O good, I can teach them to do tricks!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 06, 2009, 10:18:30 PM
(http://img.youtube.com/vi/FWg0U3fi7sE/0.jpg)

Man I used to like that pen when I was a kid, lol.

 :D I'd have done just about anything for that pen!! :D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: SolEX01 on November 07, 2009, 01:58:04 AM
Let's see what my 4 year old has said ....

Just last week, he told me to "stop talking, Daddy."

A few months ago, he told his older sisters, who were watching him, that they can go home now.

Usually, he tells me that I have a monkey on my head or on top of the car.

Finally, he wanted me to keep saying, "Chuck E. Cheese doesn't want kids to leave kicking and screaming" after I took him out of Chuck E. Cheese kicking and screaming.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Heorhij on November 07, 2009, 10:41:19 AM
Our two year old daughter has a habit of narrating what she's doing, so the other day she found our Nintendo DS and took it off the desk while saying, "Want to play computer?  Ok, you're welcome, Caitlin, you're welcome."

That's very much like our daughter Maryana. When she was between 1.5 and 2 y.o., she used to talk about herself in the third person, and also made her stuffed animals "answer" her, addressing her by her first name.

There was a very popular Italian singer in the 1980's, named Toto Cutunio (not sure about spelling). Once, Maryana (about 2 y.o.) was listening, very attentively, how Cutunio was singing some love song on TV. Lesya asked her: "Tell me, what is Toto Cutunio singing about?" Maryana answered, "Toto Cutunio sings, "Maryana, go to the potty...""
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on November 07, 2009, 11:54:14 AM
My 3 y/o nephew is in the process of being potty trained, and although he knows what to do, he only uses the toilet at his discretion, much to the chagrin of his father.

The other day he was with his father, looked at him straight in the eye and said, "I just want you to know Daddy that I am peeing in my pamper as we speak!"

 :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: GammaRay on November 07, 2009, 01:42:27 PM
Mother: "How do you know Jesus is real?"
Little girl: "Of course He's real!!!! His picture is EVERYWHERE!!!!"
Logical fallacy: appeal to iconography. :police:

Unbeknown to us, Irini had pulled out her tooth and scampered back to the Patriarch's table. Apparently, she marched right up to the Patriarch, seated with about eight Metropolitans, and declared: "Your All-Holiness, I just pulled out my tooth!!! Will you bless it too?"

He did so.
Wow, that's awesome. :o ;D
(...though I think that Irini is a she. :P)

The other day he was with his father, looked at him straight in the eye and said, "I just want you to know Daddy that I am peeing in my pamper as we speak!"
:D :D :D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: pensateomnia on November 07, 2009, 03:49:20 PM
Unbeknown to us, Irini had pulled out her tooth and scampered back to the Patriarch's table. Apparently, she marched right up to the Patriarch, seated with about eight Metropolitans, and declared: "Your All-Holiness, I just pulled out my tooth!!! Will you bless it too?"

He did so.
Wow, that's awesome. :o ;D
(...though I think that Irini is a she. :P)

The "he" refers to the Patriarch, who blessed the tooth and Irini.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on November 09, 2009, 01:03:22 AM
Our two year old daughter has a habit of narrating what she's doing, so the other day she found our Nintendo DS and took it off the desk while saying, "Want to play computer?  Ok, you're welcome, Caitlin, you're welcome."

That's very much like our daughter Maryana. When she was between 1.5 and 2 y.o., she used to talk about herself in the third person, and also made her stuffed animals "answer" her, addressing her by her first name.

There was a very popular Italian singer in the 1980's, named Toto Cutunio (not sure about spelling). Once, Maryana (about 2 y.o.) was listening, very attentively, how Cutunio was singing some love song on TV. Lesya asked her: "Tell me, what is Toto Cutunio singing about?" Maryana answered, "Toto Cutunio sings, "Maryana, go to the potty...""

How funny!  They're so cute at that age.  Every day is a wonder.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Orual on November 09, 2009, 01:16:00 AM
According to a post on the SVS Twitter feed a few weeks ago, at a hierarchical liturgy being celebrated by Met. Jonah in the chapel there, one of the children announced, "The bishop is beautiful!"   :laugh:
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: simplygermain on November 09, 2009, 11:37:11 PM
My oldest (Melanie) when she was about 3 yrs. old, used to announce the Priest of our church with "It's Jesus!" on a regular basis.

My Youngest, (Cecilia) 14 months now says "Its a Bug!" alteast fifty times a day after a recent run-in with a Wolf Spider.

Melanie also, to this day can not pronounce the word "popsicle". It has been Pee-Cople, Pospickle,  and Pobspickle...although if she concentrates, she says it just fine.
Oh yah! The best is a new word for any type of Lint or fuzz found anywhere on the body or floor..."Boff". This word was coined at the discovery of toe-jam when she was 2 yrs. old. We still call things "Boffs" on a regular basis and I have been guilty of this in front of many friends, as a part of my regular vocabulary!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: GammaRay on November 10, 2009, 10:56:33 AM
Unbeknown to us, Irini had pulled out her tooth and scampered back to the Patriarch's table. Apparently, she marched right up to the Patriarch, seated with about eight Metropolitans, and declared: "Your All-Holiness, I just pulled out my tooth!!! Will you bless it too?"

He did so.
Wow, that's awesome. :o ;D
(...though I think that Irini is a she. :P)
The "he" refers to the Patriarch, who blessed the tooth and Irini.
That makes it even funnier and I also feel like an idiot. Thank you for both. ;D :P
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 02, 2010, 11:39:12 PM
"But yeah Mom, what's gonna happen to me? 
(This from the same kid who said to me "I'm not a Christian, I'm Orthodox.")

 :D  have him talk to the priest @ church, he should be able to help :D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on January 03, 2010, 12:09:04 AM
This isn't hilarious or anything, but it did make me smile, if confusedly.

I was not able to take my children to see certain of their family for Christmas this year (we usually visit before Christmas, and they open presents at that time), so the family all sent presents home with me for my kids to open on Christmas. Because of this, getting presents from four different households, in addition to my own presents for them, they had a mound of presents to open. They are 3 and 4 1/2, and don't really get the idea of it being polite to open all the presents before you start playing with them. So anyway, here they are wanting to play with each present they opened. About half way through, my youngest daughter started to refuse to open any more presents. She just kept saying "no!" every time I tried to coax her into opening more. Then, she finally started taking an interest in them, but she wanted me to open them. I tried explaining to her that they were her presents to open, but she persisted: "no! you open them!" They got totally burnt out opening them, and when all was said and done they still had a dozen presents to open. I guess aunts, grandmothers and great grandmothers--and maybe Dad--spoil the kids with too many presents sometimes.

Sorry if that offends anyone. I know many here are aghast at the consumerism of American culture. I just thought it was cute. I guess the kids are sending a message, though.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on January 03, 2010, 08:29:35 AM
^That's a sweet story.  Kids have an honesty about them that would make an adult seem rude if we said the same things.  :)
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: BoredMeeting on January 04, 2010, 05:28:40 PM
I guess aunts, grandmothers and great grandmothers--and maybe Dad--spoil the kids with too many presents sometimes.
That is a problem with Orthodox families sometimes.

My kids have gotten used to getting presents strung out between December 25th and January 7th, just to keep them from getting overwhelmed that way (particularly when they were younger).
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 04, 2010, 05:53:25 PM
I overheard my 9 year old son encouraging his 5 year old sister to concentrate on her homework:

"Finish your homework, or else you may have to go to Auburn when you grow up."

True story.


Selam
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on January 04, 2010, 05:58:06 PM
It seems that the mot ordinary things are 100 times funnier when a toddler says them.  Our daughter Caitlin was looking for some toy the other day so I told her, "It's over there in your toy bin."  She spotted it across the room, turned to me and said, "Oh!  You're right!"

Funnier still was when her 3 month old brother was crying while I was changing his clothes and she runs up to the changing table and says, "Oh Evan, be quiet."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: wynd on January 04, 2010, 09:46:23 PM
Melanie also, to this day can not pronounce the word "popsicle". It has been Pee-Cople, Pospickle,  and Pobspickle...although if she concentrates, she says it just fine.

Cute! :D Reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8nRZFlLew
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: GammaRay on January 05, 2010, 12:00:15 PM
Funnier still was when her 3 month old brother was crying while I was changing his clothes and she runs up to the changing table and says, "Oh Evan, be quiet."
Haha, it's cool when toddlers are mimicking grown-ups. :laugh:
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on January 05, 2010, 01:52:40 PM
Funnier still was when her 3 month old brother was crying while I was changing his clothes and she runs up to the changing table and says, "Oh Evan, be quiet."
Haha, it's cool when toddlers are mimicking grown-ups. :laugh:

It is really funny, mostly because they can't quite pronounce words right or understand the full social implications of what they've said.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 06, 2010, 01:13:55 PM
I overheard my 9 year old son encouraging his 5 year old sister to concentrate on her homework:

"Finish your homework, or else you may have to go to Auburn when you grow up."
Evidence that you teach your kids well (I think :-\).
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Cymbyz on January 06, 2010, 05:58:23 PM
In Texas, especially in the families of UT alums, it's "Finish your homework or you'll end up as an Aggie."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mike on January 08, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
I don't care I have posted it in the another one topic. It's to awesome to be hidden:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJH3M8szXS4&feature=player_embedded#
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: John of the North on January 11, 2010, 02:10:43 AM
I don't care I have posted it in the another one topic. It's to awesome to be hidden:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJH3M8szXS4&feature=player_embedded#

I was just about to start a thread for this!! Too awesome!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Orthodoc on January 11, 2010, 01:51:35 PM

Once many years ago when my nephew was about six we were coming out of a store and he noticed a wrapped stick of gum on the sidewalk.  He picked it up and began unwrapping it to chew.  My sister hollered at him saying - "Brian throw that away it has germs on it!"  He threw it away and said to his grandmother - 'Germs, Jesus, and Santa Claus.  That's all she ever talks about and I ain't seen one of them yet!"

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Órëlaurëa on January 12, 2010, 08:58:21 PM
I don't care I have posted it in the another one topic. It's to awesome to be hidden:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJH3M8szXS4&feature=player_embedded#

This is priceless! :)
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Lauren_Elisse on March 13, 2010, 07:31:17 PM
Going off the thread title, a few years back we were all over at my mom's for Christmas.  Everyone (or so we thought) was in the dining room finishing up their Christmas dinner.  You can imagine, after hearing my niece scream at the top of her lungs, how we all jumped up and ran into the the living room where the screams were coming from.  Both my nephew and niece were standing in front of the fireplace, my niece staring into the fire crying.  Before any of us could ask what happened, my nephew said, with eyes as big as silver dollars, "I didn't throw her Barbie in the fire daddy!"  Needless to say, the day didn't end well for my nephew or his behind.  :D  He laughs about it now.

ROTFLOL!!!!
OMG!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 13, 2010, 11:48:35 PM
Going off the thread title, a few years back we were all over at my mom's for Christmas.  Everyone (or so we thought) was in the dining room finishing up their Christmas dinner.  You can imagine, after hearing my niece scream at the top of her lungs, how we all jumped up and ran into the the living room where the screams were coming from.  Both my nephew and niece were standing in front of the fireplace, my niece staring into the fire crying.  Before any of us could ask what happened, my nephew said, with eyes as big as silver dollars, "I didn't throw her Barbie in the fire daddy!"  Needless to say, the day didn't end well for my nephew or his behind.  :D  He laughs about it now.

ROTFLOL!!!!
OMG!

Gabriel, I bet your nephew will be a prophet! He's off to the right start. ;)


Selam
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Lauren_Elisse on March 14, 2010, 12:00:23 AM
I don't care I have posted it in the another one topic. It's to awesome to be hidden:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJH3M8szXS4&feature=player_embedded#

This is priceless! :)


Wow, today i was texted my my old abuser, I fought with my boyfriend and we might break up, and then i saw this and I forgot about it!
This made my day hahaha that is so cute!!!!!
AND
HE IS USING A TOOTHBRUSH!
I love this!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: jayjay on April 22, 2010, 10:23:22 AM
My son (5yrs) and I were at the local supermarket, and he was staring at a couple of Asians, who were talking to each other in whatever language they were speaking, then laughing, then talking. He turned to me and said "Dad, I can't understand what they are saying, but at least they laugh in English!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Heorhij on April 22, 2010, 11:53:21 AM
My son (5yrs) and I were at the local supermarket, and he was staring at a couple of Asians, who were talking to each other in whatever language they were speaking, then laughing, then talking. He turned to me and said "Dad, I can't understand what they are saying, but at least they laugh in English!"

Great! :) This reminds me of a book by a Soviet writer named Lev Kassil, who was born to a Jewish family. Kassil recalled how his younger brother (Iosif or "Os'ka"), when he learned from his parents that all members of his family were Jewish, took his time to think about it and then asked, "Mom, is our cat Jewish, too?"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Cymbyz on April 22, 2010, 01:47:45 PM
Funny. :)  But I don't think a cat could be Jewish.  Step on its tail, and it's just likely to pronounce the Divine Immemorial Name YHWH, which no pious Jew will utter.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: EofK on April 22, 2010, 02:31:19 PM
Mr. Y and I took Cait (2.5 yrs) and Evan (7 mo) to a Springfield Cardinals baseball game last weekend.  When they did the bugle call and "Charge!" Caitlin thought they were saying her daycare friend's name so whenever they played, "Da da da DA da DA!" and she responded "GEORGE!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on May 08, 2010, 11:00:20 PM
Two year-old singing the "Our Father (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR4PQ30VkBk)"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Fr. David on May 08, 2010, 11:31:31 PM
About a year or so ago, my older girl was chanting, over and over, at the top of her lungs, "PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!  PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!"  Needless to say, I was stumped until she put it in "liturgical context."  After a few more times, she said, "REJOICE IN THE LORD, O YOU RIIIIIIIGHTEOUS!!!  PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!" ("Praise befits the just.")

Around the same time, my younger girl, just learning to really talk, answered the Arabic Paschal greeting--Al Masih Qam--with "Honk, honk, honk." (Haqqan Qam.)

This year at SVS (and, wait, we have a Twitter?!), during one of the Vespers where a conducting student was leading the choir, there was about 20 seconds or so of dead air while everyone was waiting for "O, Gladsome, Light."  My younger girl looks up at me and, in full voice, yells out, "NOW whaddawe gonna do?!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on May 08, 2010, 11:52:45 PM
About a year or so ago, my older girl was chanting, over and over, at the top of her lungs, "PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!  PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!"  Needless to say, I was stumped until she put it in "liturgical context."  After a few more times, she said, "REJOICE IN THE LORD, O YOU RIIIIIIIGHTEOUS!!!  PRAISE ME, FIIIIIISH!  THE JUUUUUUDGE!!!" ("Praise befits the just.")

Around the same time, my younger girl, just learning to really talk, answered the Arabic Paschal greeting--Al Masih Qam--with "Honk, honk, honk." (Haqqan Qam.)

This year at SVS (and, wait, we have a Twitter?!), during one of the Vespers where a conducting student was leading the choir, there was about 20 seconds or so of dead air while everyone was waiting for "O, Gladsome, Light."  My younger girl looks up at me and, in full voice, yells out, "NOW whaddawe gonna do?!"

LOL Awesome!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mike on August 28, 2010, 07:04:35 AM
Form a 3-year-old:

- Mummy, mummy you know what?!
- What's  the matter?
- I've said to my kitty "Christ is risen!". And you know what?!
- No, I don't know what happened.
- He answered "Indeed, He is risen, Philip".
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 28, 2010, 07:12:40 AM
According to a post on the SVS Twitter feed a few weeks ago, at a hierarchical liturgy being celebrated by Met. Jonah in the chapel there, one of the children announced, "The bishop is beautiful!"   :laugh:

I had a little 4yo girl come up to me after Liturgy a while back, who pointed to my sticharion and said "I LOVE your dress, it's sooooooo pretty!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: FormerReformer on November 25, 2010, 05:17:28 PM
I'm visiting my sister and nieces today.  It was a little chilly this morning (at least for Southerners).  After my morning prayers my 4 year old niece took down my triptych icon (with Our Lord, the Blessed Virgin, and St John the Baptist) and was looking at it.  I asked her, "Do you know who is in those pictures?"  She shook her head "no".  I pointed, "That's Jesus, that's Jesus' mommy, and that's his cousin."  She then closed the triptych up and looked at me, "Now Jesus can be warm".
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on November 28, 2010, 04:28:13 PM
well, my priest's daughter is so nutty at Sunday school (she's 5).

we ask her:  "Mila, what do we do when we go to Church?"  after some thinking, she'll shout "We eat Jesus!"  this is a joke among us Sunday school teachers.

we will also be talking about St. Luke, and she'll shout:  "Oh, I know!  Luke Skywalker!"  to say she loves Star Wars is an understatement.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mersch on February 08, 2011, 05:12:51 PM
Had a low tire this weekend, while out and about with one of my grandsons, stopped to put air in the tire. Afterwards while getting back into the car, He looks at me and says, "Guess your tire was tired!"  He's 6.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on February 08, 2011, 05:17:19 PM
^ lol  :P
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: That person on February 21, 2011, 08:30:07 PM
I have no children, but did find the following quote from a dinnertime prayer on a teacher's Facebook (yes, I add my teachers on Facebook): "And help mommy to grow big and strong like daddy..."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Mikhael on March 20, 2011, 08:31:46 AM
Had a low tire this weekend, while out and about with one of my grandsons, stopped to put air in the tire. Afterwards while getting back into the car, He looks at me and says, "Guess your tire was tired!"  He's 6.

LOL.  I <3 puns.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: JimCBrooklyn on April 14, 2011, 03:26:08 PM
After reading James (our son) the bible story of the widow and her son who shared their last bread with Elijah.
James: why did they think they were going to die?
My wife: They thought they wouldn't have any food left. But then they shared their last bread with Elijah and trusted in God and he gave them more food out of nothing. God can do anything, make anything.
J: God can make anything?
Wife:Yes.
James: Can he make a sandwich?!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: jah777 on April 14, 2011, 03:43:55 PM
My 7 yr old and 4 yr old daughters share a room, and after I get them ready for bed and turn the lights out I will stay and say prayers in their room for a while to make sure they go to sleep (and because they like it when I do this).  In any case, this past Sunday I put them to bed and turned off the lights and began the usual prayers.  They were quiet and after a few minutes passed I was sure they were asleep.  Then, all of a sudden, I hear my seven year old daughter (she just turned seven) say something.  I said, "What's wrong", and she replied, "Dad, you aren't supposed to do prostrations on Sunday!"     :laugh:

I explained that the evening begins the next day and at Pentecost we begin the kneeling prayers with Sunday Vespers, etc., but I thought that was really funny.  My wife just said, "She's your daughter!"   
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Lauren_Elisse on April 19, 2011, 11:43:27 PM
I walked through a building as a short cut one time, a little boy looked up at me and my boyfriend at the time and said "Are you Halloween people?"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: hillcityjosh on May 03, 2011, 09:23:54 AM
My 4-year old saw some show about 5 months ago called "Dino Dan." Well, he's been introducing himself to everyone as "Dino Dan" ever since. Mind you, he saw the show twice. We were reading him St Seraphim's Beatitudes and read him the portion about the child Prokhor taking the monk name Seraphim. He said that when he becomes a monk, he won't take a new name but will be "Monk Dino Dan."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Asteriktos on May 03, 2011, 12:19:19 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on June 02, 2011, 06:49:43 PM
This is absolutely adorable video of a 4 year old little girl telling a story about a monkey named "Jack"

http://youtu.be/ZpCh_Con_Fg

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Ansgar on June 03, 2011, 06:30:28 AM
Here are some quotes from danish children about God and Christianity :)

When you die, you are going to Paris
Julie - 6 years

It is God who owns the un. He turns it off at night to spare some power
Nicoline - 5 years

Gods mom is named Godmother, she is mother to to all his grandchildren: Moses, Jesus and Santa Claus
Henrik - 7 years

In Paradise they are using green leaves instead of pants
Therese - 7 years

Somebody cast stones at his grave. Then he became a jew and then there was a great uprise
Sofie - 9 years

A disciple is some sort of a donkey
Rune - 6 years

Reeza don't believe in God she believes in Allan
Kate - 6 years
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Altar Server on June 08, 2011, 04:17:15 PM
There are some commercials on for a heart care center at one of the local hospitals where various people say who their hearts belong to like a doctor to his patients...one day my sister(who's 4) blurted out my heart belongs to myself 
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 08, 2011, 11:55:30 PM
There are some commercials on for a heart care center at one of the local hospitals where various people say who their hearts belong to like a doctor to his patients...one day my sister(who's 4) blurted out my heart belongs to myself 
Like the young redheaded boy who got tired of so many people asking him where he got such red hair: "It came with my head, OK?" :laugh:
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: cs on July 19, 2011, 09:36:30 AM
My 8-month-old can't talk yet, but ...
last night after praying, he waved good night to the icons  :D
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mike on July 19, 2011, 11:25:41 AM
My 8-year-old cousin while visiting his (our) family in Poland greeted Archbishop James of Białystok and Gdańsk with the Paschal greeting in German (my cousin's family lives in Germany). Archbishop James didn't knew how to answer to him.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: mike on October 12, 2012, 04:26:27 AM
Nice story: http://silouanthompson.net/2010/06/1348/
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 16, 2015, 04:38:15 AM
^ Cosby is a brilliant mind and a great teacher. I would have loved to have seen him in a classroom.

Oh the irony.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: JamesR on January 16, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
I walked through a building as a short cut one time, a little boy looked up at me and my boyfriend at the time and said "Are you Halloween people?"

I take it you're goth? I used to get that a lot when I went through my punk rocker phase.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: JamesR on January 16, 2015, 05:31:45 PM
A conversation between my sister and I. She is 4.

Me: Why are you so cute?
My Sister: Because I'm little and say cute things
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: DeniseDenise on January 16, 2015, 05:32:29 PM
I walked through a building as a short cut one time, a little boy looked up at me and my boyfriend at the time and said "Are you Halloween people?"

I take it you're goth? I used to get that a lot when I went through my punk rocker phase.


you just answered this from 2011?  The poster hasnt logged into OC.net (wise lady) since 2012......
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 16, 2015, 05:46:11 PM
A conversation between my sister and I. She is 4.

Me: Why are you so cute?
My Sister: Because I'm little and say cute things

She's smart for her age.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Christina on January 20, 2015, 08:19:18 AM
We had just gotten into the van to go somewhere when my 11yo son said that there was an angel with us.  I asked him how he knew, and he replied that they're always with us, watching us...even when we're sleeping.  I told him it sounded kind of creepy.  He said, "Now that you mention it, it does sound kind of creepy!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: MalpanaGiwargis on January 20, 2015, 11:16:33 AM
My oldest son and I were sitting in the loft at our old Roman Catholic parish when he was about 4 one Sunday, and he was watching the priest and the servers intently and I asked if he would like to be an altar server when he got be a little older. He said, "I guess so, but I would like to do it at a less busy church."

Another time we were in the same spot and he whispered (in that not-so-quiet way kids whisper): "Why does God have those stripes?"
Me: "What are you talking about?"
Him: "Those red stripes."
Me: "Do you mean the Crucifix?"
Him: "No, the stripes on his clothes."
It was then I realized he was referring to the priest, who was wearing a chasuble with an odd pattern. I had to confess I didn't know why he was wearing those stripes...
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Christina on January 22, 2015, 10:02:05 AM
On the way to church last evening, my son who is an acolyte asked what we were going to be doing.  I told him we were having Liturgy.  He said, "I'll have to stand up there for an hour, but at least we'll get Communion!"
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 22, 2015, 10:31:15 AM
When my brother was just learning to speak someone was trying to explain to him that I am his brother. "This is mommy, this is daddy, this is your brother" (in Portuguese of course).

For some reason, he understood "This is your brother" ("Esse é o seu irmão") to mean that "This" ('Esse") was my name as in "Fabio is your brother" only that "This is your brother". He used to call me "Esse" (This) for many months after that.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Mor Ephrem on January 22, 2015, 03:00:23 PM
When my brother was just learning to speak someone was trying to explain to him that I am his brother. "This is mommy, this is daddy, this is your brother" (in Portuguese of course).

For some reason, he understood "This is your brother" ("Esse é o seu irmão") to mean that "This" ('Esse") was my name as in "Fabio is your brother" only that "This is your brother". He used to call me "Esse" (This) for many months after that.

So that's where that comes from...
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Agabus on January 22, 2015, 05:18:23 PM
My 5-year-old picked up the habit recently of saying, "Damn it," I am guessing (hoping, anyway) from her step-grandfather.

We told her if she needs to express herself with gusto, she needs to find another way to say it.

She responded by saying, "Damn-gummit."
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: biro on January 22, 2015, 05:22:32 PM
CS may not be on the board anymore, more's the pity, but that thing about the little kid waving to the icons is just so cute! :)
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 22, 2015, 06:21:27 PM
When my brother was just learning to speak someone was trying to explain to him that I am his brother. "This is mommy, this is daddy, this is your brother" (in Portuguese of course).

For some reason, he understood "This is your brother" ("Esse é o seu irmão") to mean that "This" ('Esse") was my name as in "Fabio is your brother" only that "This is your brother". He used to call me "Esse" (This) for many months after that.

So that's where that comes from...

lol It's definitely not a Spanish thing.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: Branthony on April 23, 2015, 12:04:14 AM
One of my best friends is a deacon, I'm not sure they still do it, but for a while after his ordination his children (3&4) called him "father-deacon-daddy" all at the same time.
Title: Re: Stuff Kids Say
Post by: JamesR on April 24, 2015, 04:38:27 AM
I took my little sister to the zoo last weekend and she asked to see the dinosaurs.