Out of the Mouths of Babes

I was in the laundrette, about twenty years ago, usual uneventful Saturday attending to necessary chores.  The day would have passed unremembered but for a small boy of about four.  I didn’t have children at the time, had no idea how to speak to them.  The boy mumbled something.  I didn’t really hear so ignored him.  He mumbled it again.  This time I am obliged to reply.

“What did you say, sweetheart?”

More clearly: “I’m a little boy, aren’t I”?

A fact clearly only just discovered!  That little boy made everyone smile on a dull Saturday afternoon.

Out of the mouths of babes.

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6 Responses to Out of the Mouths of Babes

  1. Lisa says:

    I was on a flight with a four year old who had not flown before. She was very excited as the plane took off and as we went higher and through the clouds she stood up and yelled “I’VE JUST SEEN HEAVEN!”

  2. jfb57 says:

    This is so great. I love it when children start to discover themselves. They come out with some brilliant comments. Thank you SO much for joining the 100WCGU. Hope to see you again!

  3. robinhawke says:

    I wonder if it was those big whirling machines that made him feel little…lovely scene. Robin

  4. Angeline says:

    Its lovely things like these that ground us in a life full of chaos!