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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kids Say the Funniest Things

It seems like we always have kids around our house, because our daughter is such a social butterfly. I've learned to block out the noise when I need to work, because having a friend to play with frees me up to work. Otherwise, I get a barrage of requests and constant interruptions. The first day home from school for spring break she was bored, so friends are a necessity.

Truthfully, I don't mind having kids around. They can be very entertaining. I love when my daughter and a friend play pretend, like the time she and a neighbor girl were "rich" and dressed up in my clothes and heels to go grocery shopping for hot dogs in our refrigerator. Ahhh, the lifestyles of the rich. Then there was the time they were agents for our superstar cat and were booking him for appearances. The list of demands was hilarious. (Toy mice, cat food, a warm bed, and an iPod.) Or the time she and another friend were on a talk show using the microphone from my daughter's karaoke machine.

My daughter (the host): What do you think about global warming?
Friend: It's very bad. 
My daughter: What did you bring with you today?
Friend: Genuine petrified dinosaur poop. (Just a rock. Phew!)

LOL. Now THAT'S a show I would watch. Kids interviewing kids.

And here's another show our family stumbled across on YouTube last week. It's called Kid Snippets, and it's brilliant! The creators record kids telling a story or talking about a topic, and then adult actors bring the story to life. I laughed so hard tears were running down my face. Here are two of my favorites, but they all are worth checking out.



If you enjoyed these snippets, you can subscribe to Bored Shorts TV to receive the weekly video. I also found them on Facebook.

So, what do you think of the videos? Do you have any funny stories to tell about when you were a kid or cute stories about your kid, nephew/niece, or grandkid?

31 comments:

  1. Too funny, Sam! The actors are hilarious!!

    When my son was three he did this thing called "sneak a butt". He'd walk up behind you and smack your butt with both hands. Sometimes he'd squeal "sneak a butt" at the same time and sometimes he wouldn't say a word.

    So we're at my sister's wedding, and I'm talking to my best friend. We're both sitting at a table, and my son is standing between us. Not far away is the groom (my now BIL) and one his friends. My son decided to "sneak a butt" to the groom's friend. But the way it happened, the guy thought my friend had smacked him. I was mortified. Of course, I doubled over with laughter.

    But the funniest time, we were standing in line at Boston Market. There was a cop in front of us and... yeah, my son decided to "sneak a butt". Before we could stop him, he smacked the cop who turned around so quick, ready to pound whoever had just assaulted him! I wish you could have seen the look on his face. It was like "I could arrest anyone in this place except YOU".

    We had to have a serious talk about not sneaking stranger's butts after that. ;)

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    1. LMAO! Your poor friend! I bet SHE was mortified! Hahahaha. I love how he called it "sneak a butt" too!

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    2. Bahahahahaha! It must be a boy thing because mine likes to smack my butt and watch it jiggle, often commenting on how well it does. Yes, he is lucky to be alive. Thankfully, he doesn't do it to strangers. Lol.

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    3. Ava, this made me laugh so hard I cried. Thank you for these mental images.

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    4. LOL! I'm so glad I could make your day, Lily. :)

      Andris - what would your husband have done if some kid snuck his butt in public like that?

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    5. Well, after jumping as if he'd been tased, he would just laugh. But I sure would like to see that! Hee!

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  2. I love those videos, Samantha! (Kiki isn't so sure about them. They sound like children, and children make her nervous...)

    One day when my Nephew Monster was three and starting to put words together to make sentences, he was over at my house. The weather was nasty, but he never cared about that. He always wants to be outside. So he was trying to convince me that we needed to go out in the back yard to play, by telling me this long, grandiose story about the "shapes" in my backyard that he needed to catch. I still to this day have no idea what he meant by shapes, but he was convinced that they were a real threat, and they must be eradicated at once.

    It didn't work. We stayed inside where it wasn't icy. LOL.

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    1. Too cute! Don't you love when they make up stories to convince you to do their bidding? My daughter thinks her little cousin would do the same thing. :)

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  3. Samantha, those videos are adorable! I'm going to have to share them on FB. :) My kids keep me stocked with plenty of commentary fodder (mostly my middle baby), but now I'm wondering if I can somehow record them on the sly.... What fun!

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    1. I know. I wish I could record half the stuff my kids say. They are so funny! And sometimes the things they say surprise me, like the time my daughter was five and caught the reflections of family in the window. She said, "Maybe they are the real family and we are just existing in a parallel universe." What?!?

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  4. Oh, I know I must annoy everyone on my FB feed with my daughter's pictures and quotes. She is hilarious and most of the time, unintentionally so. ;) Thanks for sharing these videos--they're priceless!

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    1. Lily,
      Your daughter is brilliantly funny! I love reading your FB feed to see what clever thing she has come up with lately. :)

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  5. My youngest son is honest to the point of embarassment at times. He has been known to ask my friend's s husband howche grew the "hair garden" on hus chest. We were at the beach. He also asked another friends husband if wearing baseball caps was what made the man lose his hair. Oh, and he told my mother in law she looks scathe when she sleeps because all her wrinkles flop yo one side. I could go on! Anyway, I've had several conversations with friends where we have talked about making a book or show called My Kid Said What?

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  6. LOL. That reminds me of something my youngest said the other day. We were at a sandwich shop and they had the TV playing the P90X infomercial. A photo of a guy with a "buff" body and a balding head popped up on the screen and she said, "You can change your body, but you can't change your hair." She was so serious about it too. :D

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  7. I always (threaten) my daughter that I will tell this story at her wedding-When she was 4 she always wore her Happy Birthday Crown, no matter that it wasn't her birthday. She had what seemed like 1,000 Barbies scattered all over our small NYC apt, I asked her to "please clean up." She looked at me and said "Mommy. I am the Queen and the Queen does not clean." I should've realized it then....

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    1. Hahaha... Well, I wouldn't think the Queen's mother cleans either! So cute!

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  8. Oh Samantha - I love Kid Snippets! The one with the door to door salesman is my favorite. Most of the time I'm a little lost around kids, but I do love the hilarious, random things they say sometimes :)

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    1. The door to door salesman is so funny! I also like the one with the man catching Santa in his living room and accuses him of trying to steal from them. So funny!

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  9. Ah-maaaazing! OMG! Those are HILARIOUS!

    My kid cracks me up on a daily basis. You may have seen my FB post from the other night about the napkin in her room. You would have thought there was a saber tooth tiger in there. Either way, she wouldn't go to sleep until it was OUT! LOL!

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    1. I saw that on FB. She cracks me up too! :D

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  10. So cute, Samantha! I'm totally fascinated by how well the actors lip synced, too. :-)

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    1. The actors are amazing and add so much with their expressions. It's the combo that makes it so great. :)

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  11. That was hilarious, Samantha. I think those videos were exactly what Hot Builder was talking about the other day. He said two kids were telling about how their parents met and adults were acting it out.

    Thanks for sharing!

    PS My kids made me laugh today. WiT and her little brother were coming down the stairs. He stopped and said you go first. She asked why and he said, because you're a lady.

    hee!

    Although WiT did admit later she thought he was trying to trick her. ;)

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  12. OMG this is awesome. A treasure, seriously.

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  13. OMG This is 'spit my water across the room hilarious'! That proposal video is hysterical! That's every kid I know to a T...including 10 year old Christi Caldwell who LOATHED diamonds up until she was engaged...and then Christi Caldwell realized diamonds were in fact a girl's best friend...well them and her beloved fiance, of course! ; )

    As for my own son; he says/does this hysterical thing. When he's bored or done with me and whatever we're doing he'll hold his finger up and say "Be right back." And it's hysterical because I've learned that "I'll be right back" means "I'm never coming back. I'm so done with this." It's so endearing!

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    1. LOL. Adorable! I can just see his sweet little grin and him holding up his finger. :)

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  14. My oldest niece recently had a simple kindergarten math test, that she scored a 40/40 on. When she brought it home my brother says to her "good job Sophie how did you do it"? Sophie's reply was "well the girl next to me already had them all right so I just wrote the same answers".

    Needless to say she has had the why you don't cheat conversation at the ripe age of 5 lol.

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    1. LOL. But she should get extra points for being so clever! :)

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    2. She had everyone laughing at her logical mind. Having four little ones ranging between the ages of 10 months - 5 years old has given us all a heaping helping of laughter.

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