Examinations of a black walnut:
“It’s called a porcupine because if you touch it, it’ll pork you.”
After sampling chili:
“I don’t like that because it spices my tongue”
“Lasterday” = Yesterday
“Does an antelope like to eat cantaloupe?”
Evening after a dentist appointment:
6-year-old: "Mom I need some fleece."
Me: "Some what?"
6-year-old: "You know, some fleece for my teeth –to string them with."
Me (reaching for dental floss): "Oh, you mean floss?"
6-year-old: "Yeah that stuff so I can fleece my teeth."
Gathering the troops to go for a walk:
5 ½-year-old, leading the way: “Is everybody ready to rumble?”
3 ½-year-old toddler, doing her best to follow the leader: “Yep. Rumble and stumble.”
On the concept of time:
Me: "Miss Brenda will come next week."
5-year-old: "Excuse me, Mama, but when is next week?"
4-year-old describes summertime temperature as “sweatin’ hot.”