Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kids Say The Darndest Things


We all know that kids can say the funniest things sometimes. The thing that always strikes me is that they are always so honest. No matter what, they tell it how they see it. Such is the case with little five (almost six – wow!) year old Kaden. Sometimes the things he says shocks me, sometimes it frustrates me, but more often than not I can’t keep from smiling/laughing at the things that come out of his mouth.

The other day my kids were snacking on marshmallows. Kaden has a thing lately about what foods are healthy and which ones are not. He continually asks if what he is eating is healthy and why. Well, we had already had the marshmallow conversation with him at some point. The why: well, obviously they have too much sugar to be much good for your body. The conversation went as follows:

Kaden: “Mom, marshmallows aren’t good for you, huh.”

Mardie: “Nope, not really.”

Kaden: “It’s because they have too much sugar, huh.”

Mardie: “Yep.”

Kaden: “And too much sugar makes your blood and brain mad at you and it makes you fat, huh, Mom.”

Mardie: “Pretty much.”

Kaden: “But I’m not fat, right?”

Mardie: “Nope, right now you’re not.”

He thought for a moment about this. After about a minute he said this:

Kaden: “I don’t know very many fat people.”

Mardie: (cautiously – I didn’t quite know what to say) “I guess not.”

Kaden: “Like Jill.”

Mardie: stunned into silence

Kaden: “She’s not fat.”

Mardie: trying really hard not to smile.

Kaden: “Or Tresa or Jodi. They’re not fat either.”

Mardie: can’t help but laugh now - “You’re right! None of them are fat.”

Kaden: “The only fat people are pregnant.”

Now, all of you should know by now that I am the pregnant one. I am almost 14 weeks along and yes, I am showing a little. And apparently Kaden notices. :)

The other thing that you have to know is that all of the names noted above are my sisters. They are the three of my sisters that are participating in a “biggest loser” competition between themselves and their husbands. I just have to say that a truthful little five year old boy thinks that you are all in great shape. So go ahead and eat all the sugar that you want because it seems that I’m the one who needs to watch what I eat. :)

3 comments:

Megan B said...

Ahhh... the bless-ed honesty of wee ones.

Melissa said...

I love how sweet and honest little kids can be! I hope your pregnancy is going well and you aren't feeling too sick! Any guesses yet boy or girl?

Tresa said...

I love Kaden soooo much right now!! Tell him thank you from his aunt T. I keep telling myself that I am not fat either, but my pants are having a big argument over that with me. :)