Kids say (and do) the Funniest Things

This is a purely indulgent post, full of personal memories. But I do hope you find a few things that will make you smile too.

I love the memories you can get on Facebook, when it shows you what you have posted on the same day in the past. I get some real gems showing up so I thought I’d collect some and share them in a post.

Christmas 2009

Star was a little girl of four years old, Boo was two and the Little Man hadn’t yet made his appearance (although I was soon to find out he was on the way.)

One day I was playing with Star and I asked her if she’d like to sing a Christmas song. ‘Yes’ she said, she always loved to sing.

So I asked her what song she’d like to sing, thinking maybe she’d come up with Jingle Bells or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

No, she said. Let’s sing the one about the turkey and the custard cream.

Ah yes, that good old Christmas classic. I’ve never worked out what she meant.

two little girls on Christmas day 2009
Christmas 2009

2010 One For All

While I was pregnant with the Little Man we braved a holiday with the girls. It was a lovely holiday camp and we had a great time. Boo was around two and a half at the time and one day she was prancing around with a stick saying ‘We are the Biscuit Ears!’ We thought it was hilarious.

Star understood her so we asked her to explain. Of course, she meant musketeer. Barbie and the Musketeers was currently Star’s favourite DVD to watch. We’ve constantly teased Boo about being a biscuit ear.

two little girls standing on a rock at a caravan park in 2010
The Biscuit Ears

2011 Gems

In 2011 the Little Man was around but he wasn’t talking yet. So I have a couple of gems from the girls.

Just before the Summer holiday break up at school Star’s class all came out with painted faces. They ran out of school like a herd of animals. Then came Star with a clean face. When I asked why she wasn’t painted like the other children she replied, ‘I washed it off Mummy, because I didn’t want to scare you. So sweet! I do think that there is more to this story though as Star became traumatised by face paint since then and will not even go near a child that has had their face painted.

Early 2011 Boo was just three years old. They had both been given a packet of sweets on the way home from shopping. At home Star was looking for her sweets, I asked Boo if she’d seen them. She replied, ‘yes Mummy, I’ve seen them and now they are in my tummy.’ If nothing, she was honest! And how could you be angry when she had such a sweet little face…look this is the face of the innocent..or not!

a little girl standing by a duck pond
The Sweet, sweet thief in 2011

2014 Hair Dye

This one is for the Little Man. In 2014 when he was around three and a half he was at that stage where he followed me everywhere around the house. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom in peace. I’m sure you parents can understand.

One day I grabbed my towel, my hair dye and popped off to the bathroom to die my hair. The Little Man asked ‘What you doing Mummy?’ So I told him I was going to dye my hair.

Five minutes later there is a knock on the bathroom door and the Little Man called out…’Mummy, is your hair dead yet?’

a little boy standing by a fence
The Little Man in 2014


I’m pretty sure when I was a child I listened to ‘normal’ music. At the present I’m in the same room as the girl’s while they are playing on the PS4. They have their own playlist playing and boy do I feel old when some of the ‘tunes’ just give me a headache. But the worst is they love some Youtuber who sings Minecraft parodies. His lyrics are clever, but his voice is just plain awful. So bad that it’s funny at first, but when you’ve heard it more than once you really want to turn it off (or cut your ears off!)

But lets go back to 2016 and the Little Man when he was just five years old. He was playing a little game on the computer and had his own playlist on in the back ground. It was four songs on repeat; We Will Rock You, Levan Polka, It’s Raining Taco’s and Gummy Bears. I think you can understand why all my children now have headphones!

As an extra special treat for you, here is the Levan Polka as performed by the magnificent Hatsune Miku. Spin those leeks!

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  1. February 18, 2019 / 12:49 pm

    Aww I love these posts, it’s been a while since I recorded mine. They do say the funniest things and how cute are they xx

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:52 am

      Very cute! I’m going to miss all this now that they are growing up.

  2. February 18, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    I have also written a post on this topic, sharing funny things that I saw and heard as a child minder #mixituplinky@_karenddnnis

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:51 am

      It’s so good to get it written down to remember.

  3. February 18, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Haha, this is brilliant, I love the random and interesting thoughts kids come out with. Have you seen the secret life of a 4-year-old on telly, that was really insightful X #anythinggoes

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Yes, I saw that program. Kids are so random sometimes. x

  4. February 18, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    That gummy bear song reminds me so much of my own childhood browsing youtube… but you’re right, looking back on some of the nonsense kids come out with really is amazing. I do miss when my oldest would spout rubbish (that said, today at 3.5 she still calls wolves “bid bad woofs”. Can’t wait till my youngest is talking more and starts making us giggle.

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:49 am

      ah yes, those learning to talk nonsense years are so funny

  5. February 18, 2019 / 8:09 pm

    Love these. Our little one comes out with some gobbledegook. Need to start writing them down!#AnythingGoes

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:46 am

      Yes, definitely keep a record. I found a lot of mine on Facebook memories, some I’d remembered anyway, but it’s good to get them down more permanent, hence the reason for this blog post 🙂

  6. February 18, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    This is great. Kids unscripted are some of the funniest humans on the planet! #mixitup

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:45 am

      They certainly are, it’s something I will really miss now that they are growing up

  7. February 18, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    Ha! The one about the turkey and custard cream! so funny. Where do kids get these ideas? Thanks for sharing your memories!

    • February 20, 2019 / 11:45 am

      Yes, it was such a long time ago now but we still tease her about it. I just wish I knew what was going through her mind at the time.

  8. February 19, 2019 / 11:20 am

    Kids are brilliant at mishearing and just going with it. We still visit ‘The Traffic Centre’ in Manchester when we go to LEGOLAND, despite my son being nearly 9 now!

    • February 19, 2019 / 7:08 pm

      haha, saying that I do have difficulty myself..our local shopping centre is called Touchwood and I always call it Torchwood. Even though any Doctor Who fan knows you shouldn’t talk about Torchwood.

  9. February 19, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    The one about Boo and the biscuits reminds me of one of my cousins when she was very young. We were visiting one day, and were in the kitchen. There was one plate on the table with a lovely chocolate cake on it, and another plate with ordinary Marietta biscuits on it. My cousin arrived in, and her eyes lit up when she saw the cake. “Mummy, can I have a slice of cake?” Mummy looked at her and said, “You can, if you are good!” She looked at her mummy, looked at the cake and said: “I’ll just have a biscuit so,” She grabbed a biscuit and ran out of the room, stuffing it in her gob as she went.

  10. February 20, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    This made me chuckle – especially the one about hair dye. Kids really do say the funniest things x #AnythingGoes

  11. February 20, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    Memory lane is a lovely place to visit and stroll through. Thanks for sharing! #globalblogging Kids are so funny! xoxo

  12. February 24, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I love FB memories! I am always surprised at how long ago some things seem and how recent others are. I have a terrible memory so love being reminded of all the things we have done. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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