Decades ago Art Linkletter penned the book, Kids Say the Darndest Things, using quips from the children on his show, Art Linkletter’s House Party.
And kids today still say the darndest things, as several tykes recently reminded me.
Last week, a friend and her three little ones came over to use our pool. Since swimming always makes kids hungry, we took a snack break.
An Oreo dropped to the ground and I knelt down to pick it up. The six-year-old hurried over, eyes filled with concern, and asked, “Do you need help getting back up?”
Although deeply touched by her compassion, the question took me by surprise. I swim, backpack, kayak, hike, and bike. Yet to her young mind, I must look very old with my gray hair.
Over the weekend, our twin grandsons couldn’t wait to take us to one of their favorite restaurants – one serving authentic Mexican food.
While we grown-ups salivated over a menu of enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, fried rice, and such, the boys made their choice. J.A. ordered a kids pizza and L.G. asked for a small cheeseburger with fries. Of course.
Without a doubt, children add a spice to life we grown-ups lose somewhere along the way.