Friday, January 18, 2008

Haiku Friday: Little pitchers

Just thought you should know
I know something you think I
don't. Kids have big mouths


Twice in the past few days, while I haunted the coatroom, kindergartners have blurted out info that I'm guessing their parents would rather not have bruited about. One was a child who said that her mom might be sending her to parochial school soon. The other was a boy who told me that his parents were considering a move ... not such a big deal except that his mother is a teacher at the school, possibly even Jo's teacher next year. (Him: "They're thinking of moving to the place with the first Montessori school." Me: " ... Italy?" Him: [vzzzzhhh sound of words flying over his head].)

Word to the wise: Don't say anything about anything in front of your kid.


All from yesterday:

Opie, to day care director: I'm going to see Dr. B___. He takes care of my whole body!
Opie, to doctor: I am getting a big boy bed. I am not going to get out!
Opie, to neighbor: My big boy bed is upstairs. It is a tiger cage!
Opie, to teacher: When you come to my house to a football game party you will need a ticket. [Note: There is no such party]

Haiku Friday


secret agent mama said...

Out of the mouths of babes, eh?! ;)
Great haiku!!

mothergoosemouse said...

Oh, I'm certain that Tacy has spilled some gems. Remember the part of Harriet the Spy where she edits the school newspaper and publishes tidbits from her parents' conversation about her classmates' parents?

mamatulip said...

I am pretty sure Julia has probably told someone that I'm the one who taught her all the bad words she's not supposed to say.

Leeanthro said...

During snacktime at preschool a set of twins turned to me and said "we have two houses. We have two beds."

My daughter added on her fingers "that's four beds."

They said "No, we have three, we each have one and mommy and (a man's name) have one."

Oops, cat out the the bag. Their mom left her partner and someone else moved in! Their other mom now had her own place.

Anonymous said...

ha! my boys aren't close to that stage yet (they're 1.5 and 2.5), but my oldest is in the "repeater" stage, so we better watch out!

great haiku! happy Friday!

Kathryn said...

My oldest boy is starting to tell my secrets too. I'd better start watching what I say.
Cute ku!

janet said...

kids will say ANYTHING ... until they become teens. then they say NOTHING. ;-)

ewe are here said...

Oh yes, little ears and all...
I get a lot of annoyed looks from my husband when Ramekin repeats a word he shouldn't have heard from, well, me.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm waiting for mine to tell FIL I call him the anti-Christ. I can't wait for the confrontation that will bring. Yes. They do have large mouths.

Julie Pippert said...

That's the deal to have with people, right: don't believe what my child says about me and I won't believe what she says about you. ;) LOL

But yes, little pitchers have big ears.

And now they can spell, so that's out.

Jenni said...

My oldest announced to his Jiu-Jitsu class that we were late because mommy had to poo.


suchsimplepleasures said...

just found you through bloggers awards...but, how did i not find you through haiku friday? anyway...awesome haikus!! kids...spreaders of rumors...biggest mouths!!!

Alex Elliot said...

That has just confirmed my suspicions that my husband and I need to come up with a secret language. It will be helpful for uncomfortable social situations and discussing things that we don't want our kids to know!