Sunday, January 20, 2008

More From the "Context is Everything" Department

More things my toddler has said in public that were hard to explain to strangers (numbers 287 through 291):
"I need to keep my face on to keep my head warm."
"Daddy fell down the basement stairs and was eaten by the dryer."
"The Buddha is not a dinosaur or a monster or a Komodo dragon."
"I have to take your head to Home Depot and use your eyes to buy tools."
"There's a Canadian on your leg."


Jeane said...

I love visiting your blog because you make me laugh out loud!! Kids say the funniest things; I'm always getting strange looks for comments from my three-year-old that only make sense to me & her.

Anonymous said...

"There's a Canadian on your leg!" That might be the best line ever. And for some reason, much funnier than if there were, say, a Frenchman or a Slav on your leg. Just goes to show you. Canadians are unequivocally funny. And so are toddlers. Now Canadian toddlers... that's a force to be reckoned with!

Tammy said...

Heh. One of the most fun things about being a parent, for me, is the verbal precociousness of young kids. Rusty and I try really hard not to react too hilariously to the funny stuff that comes out of Sam's mouth, because we don't want to train him to be one of those obnoxious kids, but man, it's hard sometimes. For every one-liner I've posted here, there are twenty more that I've tried desperately to remember but forgotten. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

When we were little my dad would tickle us (all in good fun) - but for some reason my little sister called it our daily beatings - made for interesting looks when in public she would ask when we were getting our daily beating!

Toni Lea Andrews said...

Dontcha just hate it when there's a Canadian on your leg?

Aisha said...

LOL!!!!!!!!! I've been lurking around for a while, but had to chime in here to say this is absolutely hilarious.

Angela Fehr said...

You know there's a toddler in your house when most of those one-liners make perfect sense.
I'm blaming Disney's "Snow White" for my three-year-old's fear of little old ladies with canes. "She wants to TILL me!"

mernitman said...

How old is the poet?

Tammy said...

mernitman, he'll be three in three months.

And speaking of funny toddler sayings, here's a little announcement Sam made at the dinner table last night:

Pointing at Rusty: "You're Luke Skywalker!"
Pointing at me: "You're Darth Vader!"
Pointing back at Rusty: "And you're doomed!"

Out of the mouths of babes, huh?

Anonymous said...

Your children are, like, crazybrilliant awesome.

Anonymous said...

"There's a Canadian on your leg!"