What Children Do Say…

By Kay on Fri, Feb 27, 2009


I was rocking Karis to sleep today, when I picked up a book off her shelf I haven’t looked at in years.  It’s called A Child’s World, by Laura Straus. (Thanks, Cheri!)  The book is basically a collection of quotes from children under the age of 10.  Some are  answers to simple questions like, “what is dancing?”, “what do you dream about?”, “what is the sky made of?”, etc…

I was struck again by the simplicity, clarity, and profound wisdom that our young children possess without even realizing it.  For instance, here’s a couple of my favorites:

Do you want to be beautiful or smart?

I want to be Cella!  -Cella, age 5

What’s the meaning of life?

The earth was lonely so people were made.  -Daniel, age 9

Are you a human being?  I’m a human being.  We must be related.  -Sylvie, age 3

Reading this book made me think of what fun it would be to ask my own kids (ages almost 6, 4, and 2.5) some of the same questions. And then I thought, “What fun would it be to ask all my friends with kids if they want to do the same?”

So, here’s your chance to tell me what YOUR kids say that is so profound. Feel free to share whatever you choose, I’m just going to give you a few questions (from the book) as a starting off point.

  • Where did you come from?
  • Where are you going?
  • What is dancing?
  • What’s the best place in the whole world? Why?
  • What do you wish for?
  • What is a giggle?
  • What do you dream about?
  • What did you dream about last night?
  • Do you want to be beautiful or smart?
  • What is the sky made of?
  • What did you do today?
  • How fast can you run?
  • What’s the meaning of life?

Can’t wait to read what you all hear from your brilliant kiddos. And I’ll share some of mine after they get up from rest time, too! Enjoy!

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Karen Says:

    Done…go see my kids questions…some were hilarious!!!

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

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