Things My Kids Say, 1st Edition

by lizclark on October 15, 2014

My kids make me laugh every single day. They are professional make-mom-laughians.

I know this blog is about “get life done” strategies and such.

But sometimes, it’s a good strategy to lighten up and enjoy your life already.

So, enter experiment.

I’m going to share some of our hilarious family adventures that will hopefully help you smile (maybe even laugh).

If you like them, let me know and I’ll keep sharing.

If you don’t like them, let me know and I will tell you you’re WRONG (kidding) and then I’ll save this stuff for the Facebook and emails to my parents.

Ready? Here we go.



Parenting is hard. No getting around that. I think sleeplessness was the hardest part for me in the early years. Sleeplessness and lack of personal space.

Despite the hardness of parenting, we have always been head over heels in love with our kids.

When they were tiny, we *may* have been a tad over-affectionate.

BUT, I don’t know how you could NOT snuggle, tickle, and – of course – get their bellies. Or zrbrt their bellies. (Some people call it giving a “raspberry.”)

I had 4 babies in 6 years, so there was always a lot of focus on my belly and – well – if you’re gonna talk about/pat/obsess about my belly, you’d better be ready because I’m gonna get yours back, son.

The point is, we were a belly-focused family. (That’s a thing, right?)

One day (years ago), exhaustion had sent me over the edge and my husband took one (or more?) of our kids for a walk around the neighborhood.

It was a nice day. As they walked past one neighbor’s house, my husband noticed a heavyset man on his back working underneath his car.

He was not wearing a shirt.

My husband didn’t think much of it and they continued walking.

Suddenly, and much to his dismay, my husband heard our very articulate 4-year-old call out loudly to the man:


My husband was mortified, but was too busy praying for the power of invisibility to come upon him to know what to do.

The man began to roll slowly out from under his car.  His head popped above his rather round belly with a look of utter confusion.

Our son shouted again:


My husband muttered an apology to the man and came straight home, vowing never, ever, ever to take the children for a walk again.

Obvious moral of the story?

Don’t take an articulate 4-year-old for a walk unless you are prepared to do damage control with the neighbors.


Well, that’s my first installment of #ThingsMyKidsSay. Did it make you smile? Do you have a funny story to share?


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott October 16, 2014 at 12:42 AM

haha I remember it like it was yesterday. That poor guy he had it and I guess he felt like flaunting it. Jason was determined to let him know he had really nice belly. I just shrugged and waved and hoped the guy understood.


lizclark October 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Such a classic story! :)


Debra Hennesy October 16, 2014 at 1:19 AM

LOL, I love this, Liz! I have kept a journal for years of the funny things my kiddo says (I can only imagine how much you’d have with FOUR of them!). And I have to agree, I get more responses when I blog or write articles including him. So I say keep ‘em coming! :-)


lizclark October 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Thanks, Debra! It truly is an amazing journey! Thanks for the feedback! :)


Chas October 16, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Love it!!


lizclark October 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Thanks, Chas! I appreciate your encouragement so much!! :)


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