the mouths of babes

A lady and her young son were in the library today and the lady came over to my desk to ask me a question about authors. We had a nice little chat while her little boy jabbered away to the guy working at the circulation desk. She and I finished up and I overheard the following conversation between her and Circulation Desk Guy when she went back over to grab her books and her son.

Mom: "Hi, has he been talking your ear off?"

CDG, chuckling: "He is quite the talker . . ."

Mom, chuckling back: "Yeah, he'll stand there and tell you his whole life story if you give him a minute."

Then they left, and CDG called me. Even though I sit about 15 feet away, it's sometimes better than yodeling across the circulation area.

CDG: "So . . . you know the lady who just left? The lady with the little boy?"

Me: "Yeah."

CDG: "Could you hear what that kid was saying to me?"

Me: "No, what was he saying?"

CDG: "Well, one thing he told me is that his mommy and daddy don't share a room anymore."

Me: [gasp!] "No!"

CDG: "Oh yeah. One of them gets the bedroom and the other one sleeps on the couch, there's a whole system. He was telling me all about it."

Me: "My. Gosh."

CDG: "Thought you might appreciate that."

Me: "Oh. I do."

Only now I feel bad that such a nice lady is possibly having marital problems. I also worry about the kid, cuz if his mom ever hears him telling those stories she's going to strangle him.


Azúcar said... [reply]

That is so hilarious. It reminds me of those old chewy granola bar commercials that still crack me up.

The Craner Family said... [reply]

haha. Reminds me of the time that my four-year-old cousin told us her mom went off birth control and was going to try to have a baby. (She was listening when her parents didn't know..) I guess I need to be more careful what I say/do around my kids.

Tusk said... [reply]

It's times like these a Christian "adult store" is needed.... (Kidding!)

Miss Hass said... [reply]

My former bishop's daughter once told her entire class that her dad danced at the end of her mom's bed in his underwear. What she failed to mention was that he was making fun of her mom's former career as a drill team captain. But whatever. The parents still got a phone call. Kids, they absorb EVERYTHING!

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

The 4 year olds are always the ones to go to if you need to find out any info about a family. So sad.

Sarita said... [reply]

Lets see....my sisters:

1)While being repremended by whispers in her ear at the grocery store started yelling "stop choking me Mom! You're always choking me!"

2)While visiting with the bishopric of a new ward, with their little girls dressed in their Sunday best, my sister pipes up with a "Guess what!" bishop leans forward "sometimes my daddy picks his nose!".

And then there was my friends 4 year old who was way too smart for his own good. He was acting up in line at the grocery store and she threatened to give him a spanking when they got home. He gave her these puppy dog eyes and said "and then tie me up and lock me in the closet again Mommy?". After which he flashed a smile at me.

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