Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kids' Misunderstandings...

Just about as fast as my son got so terribly sick the other day, he got
better. His missed his library day at school and was very upset because
he wanted to get a magic book, so I told him I would get him one from the library. I found this neat magic book for kids with simple tricks to do. He was very excited. He learned how to do the levitating lady. Then he told me, "But mom! I want to learn how to do REAL magic tricks!". At 7, he still didn't know that magic tricks were actually tricks and not real.

Meanwhile yesterday, my 4-year old was very upset. She calls her 11-year old brother her "boyfriend". She told me that he said he wouldn't marry her, though he does love her very much. I tried to explain to her that brothers and sisters can't marry each other. She burst into tears! "But I WANT to marry him!" So cute. Next she asked me, "Then how do mommys and daddys marry each other?", as if they were always family. I wonder what else the kids are confused about!

16 comments:

Debbie Yost said...

Those are good ones! I guess I was too close in age to ever want to marry my brother.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Someday she is going to be SO embarrassed that she wanted to marry her brother! I love that you managed to capture that little story for her future enjoyment.

Amy said...

Oh my! You wonder what really goes on their little heads!

Kitty said...

So glad your son is feeling better - it's amazing how quickly they sometimes bounce back isn't it?

LOL at your little one - they do say some lovely things sometimes, don't they? x

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Awww! I think it's sweet that she loves her brother so much that she wants to marry him. He must be a great big brother!

Kids come up with the funniest things, don't they? I bet they'll both get a kick out of this story when they're older!

Lizzy

Leah said...

Those are cute!! I love how innocent they are at these ages. My daughter (almost 6) is FINALLY grasping the fact that she won't be able to marry her daddy or her brothers, but for the last two years, it's been an on-going thing. "But I WANT to marry Jared" or "I WANT to marry daddy." etc. Kids are so sweet!

BTW, contest over in my neck of the woods today... Spread the word!!

Dawn said...

I love those cute little mix-ups. That was a good idea to write them down. I forget about those sweet little things my kids say so fast.

Becky said...

Awww, that's sweet. It's because she loves her family so much, she just can't imagine a time EVER that she won't be with them and things are the way they are now. But some day, big brother will probably make her an auntie, and all will be forgiven.

Karen said...

Sounds like group hugs aren't really needed at your house.

Kelli said...

I saw your comment on Kellens post about her sons birthday and you said your son has his birthday on the 28th..... My oldest will be 23 on the 28th. Happy (Birth)day to you MOM as well. something we share. Kelli

Kila said...

Awww...

She's so lucky. I always wanted a big brother.

My youngest and oldest have a special bond, 5 years apart. But they are both boys, so no marrying.

Lian said...

Yeah, this marrying stuff at their age is so funny. My daughter once told her younger brother that he has to marry her best friend. Matchmaking at the age of 5. And my son says he wants to marry me. Hahahaha.

Valarie said...

Sooo cute. I love the funny things that comes out of my kids' mouths.

Bia said...

I think I'll go google "levitating lady"...it seems like a neat trick!

I love what your 4 year old said. Our just-turned-4-year-old still argues with his brothers (they tease him) about whose mother I am (I'm HIS Mommy and not theirs!).

Have a wonderful weekend.

Summer said...

My 6 year old recently said similar things. He said he would marry me someday and when I explained that he couldn't he said he would marry his sister instead. lol!

Shellie said...

That is so sweet. I doubt any of my kids would do that, but I think it's confusing to realize your parents didn't just grow up as a couple, or even that they weren't always grown ups.