Joshisms: Kids Say the Darndest Things (Age 7)

Josh in 2013Sometimes, the perspectives of a child can be hilarious, which is why in the late 1990s, Bill Cosby’s show, “Kids say the Darndest Things” was such a hit. Below are a set of stories retold by Joshua’s mom from when he was age seven. If all kids were as savvy as Josh, there would be less time-out!

On Anticipating Outcomes

Joshua puts his cold toasted waffles back into the toaster to reheat them and melt the butter. They pop up and he pulls them out, puts them on his plate and sits at the table staring at his waffles shaking his head and says, “This is not what I was hoping for.”

On Getting More Goodnight Hugs and Kisses

Joshua exploring nature--thinking up the darndest things!

Exploring Nature

Last night, as I was tucking Syd (Joshua’s sister) and Josh into bed, Josh says,

“How about a kiss and hug goodnight?”

Happy to oblige, I gave him a hug and kiss goodnight, then proceeded to give Sydney a kiss and hug goodnight. As I started to walk out of the room, Joshua declares,

“I just can’t live without another kiss and hug!” He puckered up his lips and threw his arms wide open. He got them.  (April 23, 2013)

On Interpreting CalTrans Road Signs

On our way home last night, Joshua sees a sign for the 101 south with an arrow pointing down for Los Angeles. Excitedly, he turns to Sydney, points out the sign and says, “Hey look, Los Angeles is right below us! I contemplated elaborating on that idea, but all I could do was giggle. (April 13, 2013)

On Helping Mom

I tried to open a container this morning, as Josh stood by and watched. Seeing the difficulty I was having, Josh casually comments, “Mom, how about you let me do that for you, it’s easy as pie.” (April 11, 2013)

On Making Amends to Mom (Josh Says the Darndest Things!)

Josh looking for treasure in 2014

Josh looking for treasure in 2014

Joshua got into some trouble this morning with his lack of listening; Sydney, of course, was thrilled to see her brother sentenced to 10 minute of time-out. Once his time was done, Joshua walks over to me, throws his hands wide open, and says,

“Mom, we need to hug it out now!” The look of utter disbelief on my face did not deter him; he simply stated, “Come on Mom, let’s hug it out.”

At this point, all I could do was hug it out and Hey! It works! In the middle of the hug session from my sage-like son, he says,

“Now how about a kiss?”

Josh says the darndest things! (April 11, 2013)

On Being Thanked by Strangers

Passed by a sign last night that said, “Thank you United States for voting!” Joshua thrilled that he was being thanked yelled out, “You’re welcome!” (February 1, 2013)

Read More Joshisms!

Joshisms: Confucianism Meets Yogisms (2016)

Joshisms: Words of Wisdom (Age 6)

Joshisms: Out of the Mouths of Babes (Ages 3 – 5)

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