September 21, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes

My oldest daughter lives a little over an hour away and since my dad is sick she's been coming down every week so the kids can play at papa's and great grams to cheer them up. Friday they all came down for a visit. After playing at the great grandparent's house for a while they ended up at my house.

I live right by a town park so D1, D2 and I took the kids over for a walk and to play on the playset before dinner. It was a nice day and we basically had the playset to ourselves. There was a guy with an older woman and 3 girls who looked to be ages 2, 4, and 6 on the beach area. After a while they moved off the beach and the older two girls came to play on the playset too.

The boys were at the top of an enclosed slide and the girls were climbing up some netting so W said something like, "Look there are spiders on the spider web." The 6 yr old was offended and told him "We're not spiders we're girls." Meanwhile Missy A walked up the stairs and was hanging around watching everyone.

I was watching what was going on and saw the 6 yr old look around to see if anyone was watching her. Then she took 2 steps sideways and threw her hip against Missy A which knocked the little 2 yr old right down the steps on her back. By the time I ran around to get to the steps D2 was there picking her up and trying to calm her. "What happened?" D2 asked. "That girl knocked against her and pushed her down the stairs." I answered.

All of a sudden the little girl stammers "It was an accident. I didn't do it on purpose." I answered, "I saw you do it and it wasn't an accident."Of course the adults are across the park leaving the 6 yr old in charge of her 4 yr old sister so there’s no other adult to jump in. We decided it was time to walk back to my house anyways so I said, “I bet you cause a lot of accidents. The bad part is that you also tell lies when you do bad things.”

As we were walking down the stairs to leave the playset my 3 yr old grandson N said in a very serious tone to the girl “God saw that.” Then his 5 yr old brother chimes in with “And Santa saw it too.” It was all we could do not to burst out laughing.

Hopefully the Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairey weren't watching or that little girl is just screwed.

11 comments:

Ria said...

Love the things kids say!

Maureen said...

Cute story! Lets hope that little girl can get some help before she gets worse! :)

monica said...

Kids are just the curest... well, most of them are.

monica said...

that was supposed to read cutest

Lynn said...

PERFECT!!!! And can I just say it really irks me when the grown ups leave a 6 y/o *in charge*. I've seen kids do that before too and while it's wrong on their part, its wronger (is that a word?!?) on the part of the adult in charge of them.

Ok off my box. Glad Missy A didn't get hurt.

Lovs2Knit said...

Yikes! Glad Missy A wasn't hurt really bad. What an evil little brat. I love how N & W handled the situation. :)

herself75 said...

smart guys!

Karen said...

I would have been biting my tounge not to laugh. I love it!!!

Sydney said...

LOL! I love it! It's the perfect response.

gypsyknits said...

OH my gosh! Too funny for words. Hey those boys have it down to a science don't they? Kudos to them.
Yep that little girl might just be fueling the furnace at Christmas with the coal from her stocking.......LOL

Vivian said...

Smart kids! Can't imagine what they'll say 10 years from now.