My children are a year and 10 days apart, my son being the eldest, now ages 11 1/2 and 10 1/2. When they were 3 and 4 we were on a roadtrip with my mother and had stopped at a rest area to use the bathroom. I was helping my daughter get into her carseat and get situated, (my mother was using the restroom) while my energy-filled 4 year old was playing beside the car and not paying attention to his surroundings. Several times I had asked him to get beside the car and quit messing around. The last time, I scolded him and told him someone was going to hit him with their car if he didn't stop messing around and get by me and the car; to which he replied, in a very stern tone, "I don't think you know who the hell you're dealing with here, Mommy!" To which I replied, "Clearly, you are right. I had no idea!" What could I say really? He had obviously heard that statement somewhere before, I am not admitting a thing! ;-)
Kids are amazing, you can never imagine what they can say in the next moment. For example, when you tell a joke and the response you get is: "Was I supposed to laugh?"
My friend's kid ran into the kitchen where we were sitting having a drink. He was totally flustered and out of breath. Asking him what was going on, he said: "Ma, I'm sure Gran-gran was Eve, there is a dried leaf in her bible." Turned out Granny kept a pressed leaf in her bible as a keep sake and Junior just learned that Adam and Eve didn't have clothes but covered themselves with leaves.
I used to date a man who had an 8yr old boy. I adored this child probably more than the man. It seemed like every time we ate, Cory(the boy) would offer me a bite of what he was eating. I thought that was the sweetest thing ever. I just knew he was worried I wasn't getting enough to eat until one day I was telling a friend and told her that he must be thinking I was too skinny or something and he piped up and said, "No!, I just want to make sure it's not poisoned! I watch the news."
My husband used to drive the pre-school and daycare mini bus. The kids are so small, nobody could see if there were passengers in the bus or not. One day, somebody recklessly drove in front of the bus, causing hubby to apply the brakes sharply, and blowing the hooter. The person retaliated by blowing his vehicle's hooter in turn and also making rude hand signals. When that happened, all of the children stuck out their little hands out of the open windows and in turn made rude hand signs at the culprit! What a sight that must have been! It was times like this that made the kiddies just creep deep into one's heart. Yup, kids are crud :)