From Imagination To Publication

Friday, February 12, 2016

My Quotable Kid

It's been a while since I've done a personal post, but sometimes I just have to share those little snippets of my life that make me smile.

So I have this book called MY QUOTABLE KID. I've had it for years. Honestly, I've had it since way before kids, because it was just too cool of an idea to leave behind. It's just a simple journal to write funny things your kids say...and I've FINALLY been able to use it. So worth the wait. It's full of kid-isms, little nuggets of awesome that I'll have forever because I wrote them down!

Here are a few to brighten your day:

Matthew's response at age 2 when he saw his little brother JJ for the first time: "Where'd that come from?" ...furrow brow...


Gamma: "That makes me a little P.O.'ed"
Matthew: "P.O.'ed?"
Gamma: "Yeah. I'm P.O.'ed. Are you P.O.'ed Matthew?"
Matthew: "No. I'm not P.O.'ed. I'm Captain America."


We pulled up to Matthew's new swim school (a place he'd never been before) and he started sniffing the air like a dog.

I looked back at him in his car seat and asked, "What do you smell?"

He smiled and answered, "A swimming pool."


After a year of hearing Matthew say "police car" we finally realized this whole time he's been calling them "please cars"


Matthew likes to play in the car and act like he's driving.

I got in the passenger side, ready to play.

"Where are we going?" I asked.

Matthew: "Huh?"

Me: "Drive us. Where are we going?"

Matthew: "We're cruising for chics."


Matthew to Gamma who is eating a treat: "Hey, can I borrow that cookie?"


Matthew: "Mama, you're woman woman."

Me: "Woman, woman? You mean Wonder Woman?"

Matthew: "Yeah. Wonder Woman."


Matthew says to Daddy: "My mouth hurts." (meaning his throat)

Daddy: "Yeah, you caught mommy's bug."

Matthew comes to me and says: "Mommy, you put a bug in my mouth and it hurts really badly."


Daddy brings me flowers just because he's sweet.

Matthew: "Are those for Happy Birsarry?"

What makes you smile? Any funny quotes you can remember? 
If not...maybe you should write them down :)


  1. It's a terrific idea to write down some of the things your kids say. I wish I'd thought of doing the same, because I've forgotten so much...

    But I do still remember quite a bit. For example:

    Our older son, who's well into his forties now, was four when his baby brother was born. When baby brother was about a month old, big brother looked at me very seriously, and said, "I changed my mind. Take him back. I just want a cat." (We got him a cat...) And a couple months later, in the grocery store, big brother listened to a lady going on and on, making a big deal about baby brother's beautiful blue eyes, before smiling at her and saying, "How about my beautiful brown eyes???"

  2. These were really cute. I loved, "Cruising for chicks."