Author Topic: Befuddling Child Utterances  (Read 127005 times)

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2008, 04:17:49 am »
We were talking about the changing seasons and what berries were ripe.

Robyn: “The mulberries are all gone now.”
Anders: “Yeah, Barack Obama ate them all.”


(neither of us has ever discussed politics or the candidates in front of Anders.)
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2008, 07:31:21 am »
We were talking about the changing seasons and what berries were ripe.

Robyn: “The mulberries are all gone now.”
Anders: “Yeah, Barack Obama ate them all.”


(neither of us has ever discussed politics or the candidates in front of Anders.)
Mmmmmulberries! Where in the world has it just been mulberry season? There's about two months to go in southern England.

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2008, 09:49:03 am »
One of my sons was sitting with me as I was watching cricket on the telly.

"Dad.  Why is that man called the wicked keeper?"
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2008, 02:30:25 pm »
Mmmmmulberries! Where in the world has it just been mulberry season? There's about two months to go in southern England.

Virginia, USA. We just picked 10 lbs of cherries at the orchard yesterday.
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2008, 10:41:34 pm »
Anders: "Daddy--would you throw up under a pink sunset?"

Gosh, sounds charming, son....     ???
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2008, 06:31:37 pm »
On watching HH2 picking his nose I asked, "Did you find any treasure up there?" To which HH2 replied, "No, only some shoe boxes."
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2008, 07:03:32 pm »
So that's where they end up...
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2008, 07:34:20 pm »

The other night, Anders was being magnanimous (he does this after he's gotten in trouble for something  :) ), and was telling me that we'd be friends as long as I live. Followed by:

"Because you're close to the end of your life, Dad--I know you are."

The kid really knows how to boost your mood.....
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2008, 07:36:00 pm »

Oh, and...

Last week, I got home from work and Anders wanted to tell me about his day at preschool:

"Dad, guess what?!? We made substances at school today!"

"Substances" ?!?
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2008, 06:03:57 am »
"Bugger it I can't undo this seat belt"  :o

From my four year old son - fortunately (for me) he said it with a Northern accent which my wife said "that's how I say it, I'd better be careful in future" else I'd be in the doghouse ::-)

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2008, 07:19:41 am »
Not a child befuddled utterance, but a befuddled utterance made by my mother. 

We were driving down the A5, when we passed lots of yellow signs with pictures of motorbikes and stating 'Beware, motorbikes'. 

'Hmmm,' she said, 'I don't like this.'

At this point we came up on a group of about 30 motorcycles, grouping on the side of the road.  On sight of them she squealed and said 'Oh my God, they are going to murder us and steal the car.'

I looked at her shocked and reassured her that I doubted they would be interested in a clapped out saxo and they were probably meeting up for a ride to the seaside. 

'But the signs' she said 'they were warning us to beware of motorbikes, so they must be dangerous.' 

I think she misunderstood the reason why the signs had been put up :(

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2008, 09:28:22 am »
Not a child befuddled utterance, but a befuddled utterance made by my mother. 

My mother has a pacemaker. The user manual for the pacemaker clearly states that she shouldn't use a mobile phone as it can interfere with the pacemaker. Last week I was working in Scotland (my mother lives some 400 miles away in Northampton) and I called her for a chat. Part way through the call she asked me if I was making the call from my mobile phone. When I said I was using my mobile she told me off  - 'You know I'm not meant to use mobile phones', she said.  ::-)

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2008, 05:37:19 pm »
Yesterday while swimming:

Anders: "Hey, want to see me do something unforgivable?"

Turns out he meant "unforgettable."
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2008, 07:28:59 pm »
Overheard today between an 8 year old and his teacher. 


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Never have budgies with canaries.

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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2008, 08:55:23 am »
Yesterday while swimming:

Anders: "Hey, want to see me do something unforgivable?"

Turns out he meant "unforgettable."

They have nets on very long poles for that kind of thing over here.
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2008, 02:53:46 pm »
They have nets on very long poles for that kind of thing over here.

 :P  :P  :P

We were in a lake, so they probably would have left it for the fish....
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2008, 11:31:14 am »
Genuinely about 3 days ago...

Oliver has a peanut allergy and had a bad reaction to his second (and last ever) bought indian meal - I'm assuming groundnut oil.

Michael about a week later
"Mum, do I have a penis allergy?"
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2008, 09:30:09 pm »
Anders found a bent piece of coated wire somewhere in the neighborhood and was trying to make something with it.

"Look, I made something! It's called.....it's called a....hooker!"
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2008, 10:00:29 pm »
Yesterday while swimming:

Anders: "Hey, want to see me do something unforgivable?"

Turns out he meant "unforgettable."
Unforgettable is one quality I would definitely associate with Anders.  :)

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2008, 10:22:19 pm »
Unforgettable is one quality I would definitely associate with Anders.  :)

Who?!?


 ;)
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2008, 12:44:11 am »
Anders: "I really like you, Dad!"
Me: "Thank you--I like you, too..."
Anders: "D'you know what I like about you, Dad?"
Me: "What?"
Anders: .       .        .       .         [very long silence]    .     .    .     .
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2008, 07:23:30 pm »

Anders: "Dad--do I have a nosebleed?"
Me:  <checks> "No, I don't see any blood."
Anders: "Are you sure?"
Me: "Why do you *think* you have a nosebleed?"
Anders: "Because it hurt when I had my finger up my nose!"

 ::-)
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2008, 01:03:27 pm »
I have just returned to find an answer phone message left by my friend's little girl.  She often leaves me messages of her favourite song of the moment.  Todays was

'1,2,3 - 4,5,6 - 7,8,9 - 10,11,12 b*ggers came to the b*ggers picnic'

I think she might have meant 'lady bugs picnic'

 ;D

Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2008, 06:56:26 pm »
Anders, who overhears *everything*  ::-), overheard our friend Laura talking about boiled eggs.

Anders: "Yeah, I like boiled eggs!"
Laura: "What do you like about them?"
Anders: "I like the whites--they're stomachy!"
Laura: "Stomachy?!?"
Anders: "Yeah, when I eat them, I feel like a Tasmanian Devil eating the stomach of a squirrel!"
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Re: Befuddling Child Utterances
« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2008, 03:47:12 pm »
Gabe the other day was talking about an 'Eggs Jamaican Mark"...


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