Anyone who has children knows the adage “kids say the darndest things” is 100% true. And while sometimes those things are creepy or horrifyingly embarrassing in public, there are times when they’re so sweet and adorable that you actually melt.
The parents of these 20 kids from the Buzzfeed Community must be big old puddles by now.
20. Maybe she saw her mother do the same thing. Ha!
“My 2-year-old daughter patted her dad on the head and said, ‘He’s a good boy.’”
19. He’ll probably feel that way for a while.
“When I asked my 3-year-old son if he wanted a baby brother or baby sister he said, ‘Ummm, I think I’d like a baby pig.’ (He’s going to be disappointed.)”
18. So adorable.
“When my son was 2 years old he would call me ‘honey’ because that’s what my husband calls me. I can remember being in the store and him saying, ‘Oh, honey this’ and ‘Honey that’ — everyone around us couldn’t help but smile.”
“’I can’t lift that because I don’t have enough strongs’”— my 4-year-old explaining why he can’t lift something heavy.”
“After asking my 3-year-old to clean up she replied, ‘No thank you.’”
15. I like her way of thinking.
“When my 4-year-old niece went to Knott’s Berry Farm, she insisted that she couldn’t have boysenberry punch because she’s a girl. She only drank it when we agreed to call it girlsenberry punch.”
14. Too much cuteness. I can’t.
“My 4-year-old daughter sneezed a few times and said, ‘Mama, I think I have the Bless Yous.'”
13. That’s a lot, though I’m concerned about her love for asteroids.
“My 4-year-old daughter said, ‘Mommy, I love you more than ice-cream, and Daddy, I love you more than asteroids!’”
“My 6-year-old son puckered up for a kiss from his aunt and when she leaned in he grabbed her face and said, ‘Don’t ever punch me and I won’t ever punch you.’”
“When my daughter was 4 we took her to Disneyland. After walking all over the park all day — and getting tired of walking — she looked up at my dad and said, ‘Poppy I has bendy legs!’”
10. So sweet. Sort of…
“I told my daughter, ‘No matter how big you get, you will always be my little girl.’ She took my hand and said, ‘And you’ll always be my big mommy.'”
9. He’s got the basic concept.
“My son asked what angels do, so I explained they’re God’s helpers. After careful consideration he said, ‘Oh, so they’re God’s Minions?’”
8. Don’t mess with this kid.
“I told my nephew he was too young to do something and he replied, ‘I’m not too young, I’m 4!’ to which I responded, ‘No, you’re only 3.’ He looked me square in the eyes and said, ‘No, I’m 4. 3 is dead!'”
7. Every good dad comes through.
“The other day in the car my son told me, ‘Mommy, you make me laugh! And you know who else makes me laugh? Daddy! When he toots!”
6. I wouldn’t have corrected her right away.
“My daughter, Sadie, got confused upon learning the alphabet. She thought it was, ‘A, B, Sadie, E, F, G…'”
5. I hope the entire family says this forever and always.
“My husband was play fighting with my then 3-year-old son and told him, ‘You’re going down, sucker!’ My son replied, ‘Well, you’re going down, lollipop!’”
4. I mean, you’re not resting.
“When my son was 3 or 4, we took him out for lunch and he called the place a ‘luncharaunt.’”
3. This kills me.
“My friend’s daughter is right handed and she calls her right hand her ‘bossy hand.’”
2. Mispronounced words are my favorite.
“My son used to like to watch ‘Alvin and The Chicken-Mumps’ when he was little.”
1. Quality use of your time.
“I taught my little brother to say ‘behold’ when he wanted us to look at something. It was so funny when he would point at random objects and pronounce, “BEHOLD!”
It almost makes me want another little one.