Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Tom Tales

Out of the mouths of babes.

Tom is the grandson of Kim and accompanied us to Cambridge. He was a sweetheart and had some classic lines - don't kids always have the best lines?

So, he and I had been sitting eating peas from the pod - probably my absolute favourite food. I did start to wonder if Tom might start to turn a little green as we worked our way through the vast bag of pods. A little later on, he and I wandered off to the toilet. I stood outside his door to make sure he was ok and then accompanied him to wash his hands. Another lady at the basin asked if he'd gone to the loo all on his own. He proudly said he had. She said what a big and clever boy he must be. He looked at her and said 'It's because of all the peas in my tummy' and wandered off. Her face was a picture, I'm sure she thought he said pee.

At another time we were sitting upstairs on the bus, in the front seat, he was upon my knee for a better view and was watching the traffic in front. After a while he realised that the car in front was holding us up and with a big sigh announced 'What's that bloody car doing?'. I snorted and hoped he hadn't picked that up from me. I asked where he'd learned that from. He said 'Granny' and then 'she says bloody, AND she says poo too!'


Domster1974 said...

Disney said "Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children."

Kids are great, they are honest and unstoppable.

my favourite kid quote was from a five year old . . .
"I know everything, because what i do not know can't hurt me"

I did think this through and found a starling logic to it, as if he did get hurt he would know how, maybe not why, but certainly how, so it was true. I know it is not perfect, but I like it

Flibbertigibbet said...

Imperfection is my perfection.
I like flaws. Particularly in logic. I find arguing with flawed logic is always eminently frustrating to the opposing side.

Kids really DO have the best one-liners though.