Out of the Mouths of Babes

With only one child in the house who is verbally expressive so far, Liam certainly has some poignant things to say. His inquisitiveness keeps me on my toes and his candid comments can be downright hilarious.


As you well know with children there is never a dull moment. Here are some of my most favorite Liamisms:

Liam’s babysitter recently got her braces off. When I asked him how his night with Alexis went, he said, “It was fun. Did you know she doesn’t have bracelets on her teeth anymore?”

I recently had two cavities filled. When Liam asked me why I had cavities, I told him it was likely because I ate too many Sour Patch Kids while I was in graduate school. “Mom, you of all people should know better. You need to stop eating so much candy and brush your teeth more.” Thanks for the life lesson on dental hygiene, Liam!

After looking a childhood picture of Sean, he said, “Dad, I don’t want to hurt your feelings but you looked pretty weird when you were a kid!”

For Father’s Day, I helped Liam make a canvas for Sean with descriptive words and the boys’ hand prints. I asked him,”What word best describes, Dad?” He enthusiastically responded with, “Awesome!” In small wooden letters I wrote: Our Dad is SPECIAL, PERFECT, AWESOME, and BOLD in a crossword pattern. When I read the words back to him, his face lit up when he heard the word bold. A sly smile flashed across his face, and he started laughing. I asked him if he knew what the word bold meant, and he very confidently said, “Yeah, it’s when you don’t have any hair!”

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My mom is one of my closest friends, and it is not uncommon for us to talk if either one of us is on a longer stretch of driving in the car. Every time the phone rings in the car, Liam says, “Let me guess, it’s Dolly again!” Insert eye roll and a sigh of disbelief. Little boys just don’t understand the need for girl talk!

Most nights at dinner, Liam knows to expect some kind of greenery on his dinner plate. When he’s called down to dinner he usually walks in after washing his hands and says, “I know we’re having broccoli for dinner again!” The tone and cadence though are what really make this one funny. He drags his words out to convey his disdain.

“Mom, I know this is going to sound mean but Atticus is pretty fat!” Doing my best to suppress a laugh, I told him healthy babies usually are chubby. The fat helps them grow and keeps them from getting sick. He then retorted,” So you’re telling me that I was fat once too!”

“Mom, why are you always speaking Spanish to Atticus?” “I want him to learn how to speak two languages. I would love for you to learn too!” “Well, I already know how to speak all kinds of Spanish.” “That wonderful! Por favor, pon la servilleta en la basura.” “Well, I don’t know that kind of Spanish. I just know my kind.”


What are some of the things your kiddos say that have you rolling on the ground laughing? Please feel free to share in the comments.







5 thoughts on “Out of the Mouths of Babes

  1. We were in the car enjoying some snacks. I told Hiram and Aria to wipe their hands with a hand wipe. Aria quickly pointed out “don’t worry mom I have my own” and proceeded to lick her fingers clean.


  2. When I went to Houston last October I rode with mom one day when she went to pick Liam up from school. It was the first time I’d seen him in person in about three years. His first question- “who are YOU???” (Aunt Lisa). Second question- “are you PREGNANT???” 😂🤣😭 (nope)

    Loving your writing Heidi- keep it up!


    1. I think I remember your sister retelling this story. Children are so lucky they can put their foot in their mouth without consequences. I’m glad you’re enjoying the posts. I think it’s a great way for me to keep you and Diane in the loop about the boys since we don’t get to see you two enough!


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