Kids Quotes – Things People Said

For your Saturday, here are some amazing kids quotes.  These will get your day started off to a happy one.

Have a blessed one, people.  Remember we are continuing our Theme “October Harvested”!

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Quick Quotations:

  • “I’m being haive!” — 2 year old son, when his mother told him told to behave
  • “I’m not an oxymoron!” — 7 year old
  • “TNT.” — Given as an answer for a written spelling bee, when the teacher called the word “dynamite.”
  • “I’m glad I’m finally eight. This is the oldest I’ve ever been in my entire life!” — 8 year old son.
  • “I had to read and write six book reports.” — Girl, in an email to her friend, attempting to explain what she had to do over the summer. She later tried sending a correction, which read, “I had to read and write six books.”
  • “Oh, well Mom said all I had to use was the sponge and dish detergent.” — 12 year old daughter, when her father told her he used elbow grease to get the dishes clean
  • “Do they look after the Pokemon?” — City kid, when asked what a gamekeeper does.
  • “Why don’t you get some expensive money?” — 3 year old daughter, when told by her mother that she could get a small toy but that the ones asked for were too expensive
  • “I have a rock in my nose.” — 2 year old son, greeting his mother after preschool, a full hour after recess was over.
  • “There’s no one in there.” — 6 year old son, in response to seeing his father hanging pictures and tapping on the walls to find the support beams.
  • “Quiet!” — 4 year old, when asked what begins with ‘M’ and sounds good.
  • “If I was a raccoon I would eat the farmer’s corpse.” — A kindergartener, writing a story about what we would do if he were a raccoon
  • “Well, sometimes I say something mean to my brother, but I feel really good inside. Does that mean I’m a hypocrite?” — 7 year old girl, after a Sunday School teacher explained that a hypocrite was someone who says one thing but feels something else.
  • “Daddy, did your hair slip?” — 3 year old son, to his bald but long bearded father
  • “Daddy picked them up and looked underneath. I think it’s printed on the bottom.” — 3 year old son, when his mother asked how his father knew the genders of four new baby kittens
  • “How will that help?” — Kindergarten student, when the class was instructed to hold up two fingers if any of them had to go to the bathroom
  • “They didn’t see it — it was all cut off!” — 2 year old son, when his mother was asked how his grandparents liked his new haircut
  • “Tell me when you’re asleep, ok?” — 7 year old son, overheard talking to his 5 year old brother.
  • “I had a fraction in my neck and had to go to the hospital for a long time.” — Fifth grader, to his class.
  • “Well you’re old, and you’re not dead.” — “3 year old son, to his father. The comment followed an explanation of why the father’s grandparents weren’t around anymore.
  • “Are you kidding me?! They go together like balogna and cheese! No, wait. More like mayonnaise and bread.” — 9 year old girl, when asked if her brother and cousin hang out a lot.
  • “The box says you can’t eat them if the seal is broken. I’m looking for the seal.” — A young son, examining the contents of a box of Animal Crackers
  • “Don’t kid me, Mom, I know they’re my feet.” — 3 year old son, when his mother told him his shoes were on the wrong feet
  • “Mommy, you said it would be a shot; instead it was a needle!” — Boy, overheard at the hospital
  • “How do you put make up on your mind?” — Girl, when told she should make up her mind.
  • “I wish someone we knew would die so we could leave them flowers.” — 6 year old girl, upon seeing flowers in a cemetery.
  • “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us some email.” — 4 year old girl, misquoting the Lord’s Prayer
  • “Watch out, Daddy. Mommy’s got her eye on you!” — 4 year old girl, after hearing her mother telling her father that she’d take an I.O.U. for a promised restaurant dinner.
  • “I didn’t look much — I’ve only got little eyes!” — 7 year old, about to be scolded for peeking at her Christmas presents.
  • “When you were my age, you was just a baby!” — 5 year old.
  • “Why don’t they just do what they did in 1899?” — On preparing for Y2K in 1999.
  • “Daddy doesn’t like that man, does he?” — Daughter of John Cleese and Connie Booth, during the filming of the Black Knight scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

I Feel So Old:

  • “This is the biggest CD I’ve ever seen!” — On first seeing a record.
  • “You know those big CDs?” — High school student describing a record.

What We Learned From the Ice Storm of 1998:

  • “Never take your little sister to a shelter.” — 12 year old
  • “Trees aren’t as strong as I thought they were.” — 11 year old
  • “Not to kid around saying timber around people.” — 12 year old
  • “Don’t live in Maine.” — 13 year old
  • “I learned that if you plug your generator into your TV, VCR, or your computer, it will cause too much friction and it will blow up.” — 10 year old
  • “I didn’t miss school at all. What are you talking about?” — 15 year old

Kid Stories:

The other day my five year old grandson was lounging on my lap.

  • Him: “Poppop, you have hair in your nose.”
  • Me: “Everybody has hair in their nose.”
  • Him: “But you have a lot of hair in your nose.”
  • Me: “Well, it’s not growing on top of my head very well. I have to grow it somewhere.”
  • Him: (thoughtful pause) “Do you want me to pull some of it out for you?”

I declined the offer.


In a preschool class I used to teach, we had two little girls who played every day that they were characters from classic Disney cartoons. One day I heard one calling the other “Allison.” I didn’t know a single Disney character named Allison, so I asked the little girl who she was today. She replied, “Allison Wonderland.”


My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, “62.” He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, “Did you start at 1?”


A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: “We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.”

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last she said, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”


My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No, how are we alike?”

“You’re both old,” he replied.


A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather’s word processor. She told him she was writing a story. “What’s it about?” he asked.

“I don’t know,” she replied. “I can’t read.”

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