Out of the Mouths of Babes

Kids say the darndest things.  When I was teaching I would love all of the silly things kids would tell me about their families.  I would quietly giggle at how honest and truthful they were if sometimes a bit disparaging.  When my oldest starting talking I was sure I would remember all of the really funny things she said, but as time when by I realized I needed to write these wonderful little statements down.  This way when she is older I can share with her just how incredibly cute, charming and funny the things she said as a petite were.

My quotable kid

Source: Chronicle Books

I came across this book a few years ago at a local store and fell in love with it.  It is small and beautifully bound.  There is a page in the front where you can add a photo of your petite, this is the perfect keepsake and place to jot down all the silly things the little ones say.

If you order if from Chronicle Books you can have it personalized with your petites name, making it all the more unique and special.

Source: Chronicle Books

Source: Chronicle Books

I love that there is just enough space to write quotes, in some of the books that I have seen there is a really large amount of space to write down quotes which seems wasteful – this book is perfect.

I feel compelled to share some of the things my petite has said that have made it into the pages of the book:

When she was 3

Petite: Mom, what’s a wombie?

Mom: A what?

Petite: a wom-bee

Mom: oh…a zombie

Petite: Yeah, a wombie.

When I was very pregnant with her little sister and she saw my bare belly:

Petite: Oh no Mommy you’ve broken your belly.

Mom: What do you mean?

Petite: Well, look at all those cracks in your tummy

When she was 4

Mom: You can do anything you put your mind to, you have to believe in yourself.

Petite: Yeah, like if I see a brown bear I can kill it with a big sword and it will have blood down its back.

Just the other day

Petite: Hey Mommy, how did you put your germs all over daddy and make him sick?

Mom: I don’t know, I guess I just breathed on him

Petite: But, why did you put your germs on him? 


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