The Funny Things They Say

December 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm 5 comments

After eating an Oreo . . .

Me: Are my teeth clean?

Rebecca and Kennedy: No. They are yellow.


While walking down the hallway, Stella asked me, “Auntie, were you there when Jesus was born?


Me: Alrighty boys, put your laundry in this basket.

Gideon: Auntie, this basket will be full with just my laundry, you will see!


Me: Benard, please say the prayer (for bedtime).

Benard says a prayer for bedtime.

Gideon: (when the prayer has ended he looks up, his eyebrows furrowed) Ahhh, Auntie I didn’t understand any of that!


Rachel is sitting on a bench, she looks at how I have my legs crossed while I am sitting and does hers the same way. She says, “If I sit like this I will be like a big person!”


“America is MY country!”  -Brian


Some of the children were going to the dentist for a checkup and fillings. Gideon was unsure of what happens at the dentist, he asked me, “After they take all of the teeth out and check them for holes will they put them back?”


Looking at a box of ‘Oh’s’ cereal Kato reads from the box, “good things in the middle . . . ?” He gives me a look that says he doesn’t quite understand what that means. I tell him to taste one and see if he agrees with the box, he tastes one. I say to him, “well, did it taste like good things in the middle?” He said, “Yes Auntie, I think it is CHICKEN!!!”


Nancy: Auntie, let me see your socks!

Me: No, they stink.

Nancy: No Auntie, I don’t believe you! You are princess, princesses don’t stink!


Racheal and I were sharing an arm chair in the lobby of a hotel one morning, waiting for the bus to pull around so we could move on to our next destination.

Me: So, Racheal, did you sleep well?

Racheal:(very dramtically) Auntie, when we go to bed late and then sleep in past nine or ten, I just feel weak.

Me: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

Racheal: I just want to be in the city today.

Me: What does that mean?

Racheal: You know, I just want to stay in this city (DC) and chill. I just want to be chilling in the city.


While getting settled on the bus . . .

Michelle: Is Kirstin here?

Me: (from the back of the bus) PRESENT!!

Evanson: (turns around in his chair to face me) Auntie, that is very bad English. Present is past tense.

Me: No Evanson, present is present tense.


I was moving around the bus on a long trip, sitting with different kids. I sat with Kennedy and we had a long conversation about God and how he works. At the end of the conversation he was very quiet, the wheels still turning, he looks at me and says, “I was just telling Uncle Mathew that when I see God I just have one question, but now I have many.”


While eating dinner at a church we were served large glasses of water. When they were set in front of us John said, “Be careful Auntie, those large cups can be dangerous!” (He means I will have to use the restroom a lot).


The choir was having a continental breakfast one morning in our hotel. The tables were large and circular, with fancy table cloths on them. I look over while we are eating to see Nancy has moved from her chair and is doing something under the table. I asked her, “Nancy, what are you doing?” She replied, “Nothing Auntie!” she quickly gets back into her chair and we finish our meal. When Nancy, Stella, and I were in the elevator after breakfast, heading to our room Nancy pulled a pair of undies out of her sweatshirt pocket and says, “Auntie, this is what I was doing under the table. I looked down during breakfast and saw that they were on the floor next to me!! I think they were stuck in my pant leg and fell out!”


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lori  |  December 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Pure joy! I think I’ll smile all day just thinking about some of the things they said and did.

  • 2. Michelle  |  December 13, 2009 at 12:56 am

    I love these kids!

  • 3. Laura  |  December 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Please tell me Nancy didn’t smell your socks. They are hazardous.

  • 4. Linda S.  |  December 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love the dentist one! 🙂

  • 5. Lisa McCoy  |  December 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! I miss Benard, Brian, Gideon, Henry & Collins….& of course T. That is exactly how Benard played pool here & Brian was intense!
    We just love them….and now I think I will cry because I miss them.


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