Two weeks ago, I talked about all the smart stuff my two-year-old says and asked you to submit the smart things your kids have said for the chance to win a $250 Target Gift Card and a stash of very Smart Cookies from Bitsy’s Brainfood.
Your responses were awesome examples of something I call “Little Kid Logic,” which is always surprisingly smart and impossible to argue.
Here are my favorite deep thoughts and wise words spouted from the mouths of toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners (including a couple new ones from own kids).
1) Harlow on birth
2) Landon on his future:
MOM: What do you want to be when you grow up?
LANDON: I still want to be Landon.
3) Alison on Magic
ALISON: Can I have some crackers?
MOM: What’s the magic word?
4) Jack (6yo) and Belle (4yo) on pet ownership
JACK: I’m saving up to buy a dog.
MOM: It’s not just about having money. Right now, Mom and Dad have told you that you may not have a dog.
BELLE: But when Mom and Dad get old and die…. THEN we can get a dog.
5) Ollie on weight control
6) Mason on milking a cold
MOM: Grandma is going to the store to buy you medicine. Is there anything else you want her to bring you?
MASON: Yeah! A bouncy house!
MOM: Um, she’s just going to the grocery store. They don’t have bouncy houses there.
MASON: Oh… Then nothing.
7) Addison on saving room for dessert
ADDISON: I’m full.
MOM: Okay, then no dessert.
ADDISON: My food stomach is full, but my dessert stomach is still hungry.
8) Mazzy on the value of paper
9) Morgan on self-identity
MOM: You are so silly.
MORGAN: I not silly. I Morgan.
10) Jackson on geography
JACKSON: Where is my mommy?
YAYA: She’s in Miami.
JACKSON: Where is your ami?
11) This kid on football
12) Lucille on out-smarting bedtime
DAD: You need to go to your bed.
DAD: Because happy people sleep in their own beds.
LUCILLE: Where do sad people sleep?
13) Morgan on heating up Toaster Strudel
MOM: Does Daddy put this in the microwave or toaster to warm it up?
MORGAN: Well, it says TOASTER strudel, Mom, sooooo…
14) Emma on being benched
15) Caitie on her grandmothers (aka Nanna and Gigi)
MOM: Caitie, do you want a PB&J for lunch?
CAITIE: Yeah, Momma.
MOM: And a banana?
CAITIE: Or a ba-GIGI!
16) Ollie on bad behavior
MOM: See how nicely behaved those kids are over there?
OLLIE: They’re THEM, I’m ME.
17) Max and Lily on survival
18) Valerie on knowing your right from your left
MOM: You put your shoes on the wrong feet.
VALERIE: But these are the only feet I have!
19) Boy and Girl twins on gender
BOY: I am a boy because I have a penis.
MOM: That’s right. Now, what do you have that makes you a girl?
20) Mary on cupcakes
21) Carolyn on temporary tattoos
DAD: What does your tattoo say?
CAROLYN: Dad! Tattoos can’t talk!
22) Emery on Baking Bread
MOM: This dough needs to sit for 30 minutes.
(after 30 minutes)
MOM: Okay, it’s been 30 minutes. The dough is ready to come out.
EMERY: Do you think he learned his lesson?
23) This kid on nap time
24) Camilla on God taking her dog Cricket
MOM: I wanted to tell you that Cricket died today. God came and took her to Heaven. Mommy is very sad but Cricket is in a better place.
CAMILLA: Is she in heaven now with great-grandma?
CAMILLA: What does God look like mommy?
MOM: Well love, I am not sure. This is one of the mysteries of life.
CAMILLA: You mean you let him come in here and take our dog and you didn’t even look at his face?!?!
And the winner is…
25) MATTEO ON HIDING HIS BALL FROM DAD
MATTEO: I hope Daddy doesn’t use Google to find it!”
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FYI, Zucchini Carrot Gingerbread are her personal favorite.
This post was sponsored by Bitsy’s Brainfood, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.