Not a Bad Feel

Just a quick overheard conversation between the boys…



This one is circa 9 months ago by the way. I miss the way he used to structure his sentences, amazing how fast it disappears.

“It will not be a bad feel” is still quoted in our house when we are trying to get someone else to agree to something. Crappy Papa is a huge fan of the phrase.

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171 Responses to Not a Bad Feel

  1. Tobi says:

    Love your blog, keep up the great work! I’m looking forward to getting your book for my birthday (ahem, hint hint hubby)…

  2. Ms Burrows says:

    I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The structure is perfect, and the reasoning is sound. It’s not like he’s going to hammer him A LOT! Kids are too funny.

  3. Lisa Lutes says:

    The other day we got ‘I WANT YOUR BUM IN YOUR JAMMIES!’ (she was talking about her own butt)

    • neal says:

      Your kid’s grown up way too fast, I think. That’s the kind of thing I say to my wife.

      Now that I think of it, I guess I might also say to my wife, “it will not be a bad feel. I promise.”

  4. Sylvia Korver says:

    Thank you for always making me smile.

  5. Ahaha, awesome. I never correct my son (2nd kid) because I know how fast they correct their speech, and I just totally love his little three-year-old way of speaking.

  6. akorn says:

    Oh, I’m sure when I share this one with my bf that “it will not be a bad feel” will become a pretty popular phrase for him, too.
    *eyeroll* MEN!

  7. Madeleine says:

    My 2 year old’s favourite phrase at the moment is “one last time” with absolutely no grasp of what the word “last” implies.
    I love hearing language develop and change. Fascinating and also very cute.

    • Lissa says:

      Yup, us too. My just turned 3-yr-old insists on “just once more” for like 10 more times. Sheesh.

  8. Jean Russell says:

    Oh so sweet/sad..I miss this too. Though after 4 children (33-20 years old) we still use the unique phraseology coined by a particular child.

    • Taylor says:

      We still use the ‘unique phraseology’ in my family that my DAD coined as a tot, passed down from my grandmother’s memory, plus plenty of kids’ neologisms since then!

  9. shanon says:

    So cute! My 3 year old often says “I can’t know” instead of “I don’t know” ๐Ÿ™‚ and when my older was 3 he used to day “I don’t matter” instead of “it doesn’t matter” or “I don’t care.” hehehe

    • Amanda says:

      We say “I can’t know” in my family too! It comes from the movie Peter Pan…Smee says “I can’t know, Cap’n”. The story is that in the mid-80s after VCR had been out for a little while, my parents scrimped and saved and finally bought one as a family gift for us that Christmas. They were only able to afford just one movie though, so we had Peter Pan, and that was IT until my birthday in August. I’m 31, sis is 28, and I guarantee you that we can recite (WITH proper inflection) ANY line from that movie, on the spot, any time. lol

      I try to catch and correct myself now though, so my two year old won’t go through life saying “I can’t know.”

      • Robyn says:

        Same sort of situation, except ours was Cinderella. My mom learned to hate that movie. I wanted to watch Gus-Gus all day, every day.

        • Murphy says:

          That is my life, right now. My daughter loves that movie more than anything, except chocolate or glitter.

  10. Tina says:

    My husband and I often use phrases made up by the kids.

  11. hope says:

    My now 8 year old used to say Star Horse the Clone Horse. Boy was he mad at me when he learned in kindergarten it was actually Star Wars! My 3 year old just calls it Duh-doom. As in doo dooo dododo doooooooo doom

    • Lindsey says:

      This. is. awesome. Duh-doom is seriously almost a more appropriate name for the series than Star Wars.

    • Kari says:

      Ha! I don’t recall seeing any horses. A girl I baby-sat would tell me she wanted to watch “Quiet Earp.” It was adorable. Not sure why her parents would let her watch that movie.

  12. Stef says:

    My 2.5 yr old like to ask to do things for a “couple whiles” its too cute!

  13. Jans says:

    My daughter’s favorite is “I in Trouble! Help me!” which is 2 yr old speak in our home for “i’m having some trouble getting this shirt on rightside up. PLease help”

  14. Dawn says:

    We keep a book “Cute Things Our Kids Said” to capture and preserve all their funny wordings and hilarious logic. Guess that’s the purpose of your blog…. It’s amazing to look back and realize how many things you’ve forgotten. And laugh again!

  15. Dave says:

    I love that kind of sentence structure around our house. I just found out that Liz Lemon’s catchphrase on 30 Rock, “I want to go to there” is actually a quote from Tina Fey’s daughter.

    • Sarah says:

      Oh that’s great! I love that phrase and it makes it even more endearing knowing it originated from her little girl.

  16. Emily says:

    In our house hammering a little bit would go over better than an attempt to brush hair or teeth. Those are, apparently, a very bad feel.

  17. DonnaB says:

    Our oldest daughter used to say “I need to inside-out this” when coat sleeves or such were turned inside out. To this day I can’t remember how to convey this phrase in normal language. She’s 15. And today she almost walked out the door with her sweater on backwards.

  18. Woolies says:

    I should have written cute stuff down. Especially now, to remind me, as the vast majority of my conversations with my teenager and 20 year old are via text. ๐Ÿ™

  19. Jamie says:

    The phrase that stuck from that odd sentence structure phase was:
    “I right be back!”

    I still use it and that child is 13 now.

  20. Jess says:

    My favorite is the incorrect grammar of my almost 5 y/o. Hims going do something. Also every she said squirrel sounded just a normal person saying school. That stopped and I am so sad

  21. deneen says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! my kids are older now but i always got annoyed when people corrected them when they were small … you’re right, they change too quickly!!!

  22. deneen says:

    (btw, this is one of my 10yr olds FAVOURITE blogs!!! thx for giving us something to read together! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox)

  23. Cyndi R says:

    When my daughter was three, she would ask “why?” and my answers would be “because (fill in the reason)”. Then she mashed it together so that her plaintive query became “why because?”. Of course, then I had to resist the urge to reply “exactly”.

    • Lauren says:

      My best friend Jessica used to ask a ton of questions all the time and everyone’s answer was always “Just Because”. So she started using the phrase herself and then WAY overused the phrase until she became known as “Little Just Because” which was eventually shortened to “Little J.B.” which became “Little Jebbie” and she is still called Jebbie to this day. ๐Ÿ˜›

  24. Christa says:

    Lol! My own Crappy Papa pleads with that _entire_ Crappy Baby line! “just hammer you a little bit….” Hahaha! (I’m sure glad he doesn’t read this-he would kill me!)

  25. Elizabeth Beckman says:

    “off foos (shoes) take them.” Louise, 24 mos. She’s my little Yoda. And you’re right, I NEVER correct her!

  26. Lisa D says:

    reminds me of my now 9 year old son.

    When I would ask him, “What did I tell you about doing that?”

    He would reply, “To not too”

    all these years later it is still priceless

  27. Donna Arthurs says:

    My brother used to say “upside up” as the opposite of “upside down”. My family still uses this phrase even though my brother is 45 years old now. It is too good to forget.

    • warmfuzzyfeeling says:

      My little son just turned two and one of his cutisms is “sidey down” for upside down. He says it as a request, when he wants his dad to hold him up by the ankles!
      One of the other things he’s said for a while and we’ve never corrected is “ride-a-bikey” for his scooter. We all call it that now, and always will ๐Ÿ™‚

      • It’s upside down and fix side down at our house. Too cute to correct!

      • Devan says:

        My daughter called a scooter she got for christmas when she was 2 “scoo-ca-ca” (scooter car?). It took us forever to figure out what the heck she was talking about, but when we unloaded the car the next day (from Grandmas), we got to the scooter and she exclaimed “SCOO-CA-CA!!” We still call scooters that.

  28. Am says:

    That’s so funny. My son used to say “lasterday” to talk about days past and “lastertime” to talk about when we’d done things before.

    Love how their little brains develop and learn language rules.

    • Lacy says:

      Sooo cute!!!

    • Jorie says:

      I love that! And I still remember 25+ years ago that my brother could never remember the words that described relative time, like yesterday, tomorrow, last night. So he would elaborately tell us things like, “So you know after we go to bed and it gets dark and then the sun comes up again and it is breakfast time, it will be the weekend and we can watch cartoons!”

  29. Kath says:

    My daughter would say about food she didn’t want, “It doesn’t taste me!”

  30. Wendy says:

    The sentence structure of kids is priceless! We took all of our boys to “The Hulk” movie when they were little. My now 15 year old son, was 3 at the time and quickly lost interest in the movie. He fidgeted A LOT, then finally loudly proclaimed, “I’m boring watching this” much to the delight of the rest of the audience. And like others have said, we still use that phrase in our family!

  31. Michelle says:

    Every once in a while my just-turned-seven year-old daughter will still mess up her verb tenses and I LOVE it! But now she’s to the point where she will stop and correct herself. ๐Ÿ™ We still hang on to, “Well I have (hate) to say it, but…”

  32. Rachel says:

    So sweet! And you’re right, that disappears way to fast!

  33. Lori says:

    My son coined my mom “Mommo”. We lived with my parents and hearing me call her mom he knew she wasn’t “Mommy” so to tell the difference between us she became “Mommo”.

  34. Erin says:

    I so miss those little phrases when they disappear. My oldest boy (now 3 1/2) used to say “a couple whiles” for a little while or little bit. “Can I stay up for a couple whiles”? So cute. Or using “him” for “he”. I just noticed that one is gone too. ๐Ÿ™

  35. Kate E says:

    My current favorite from my 3 year old is “It’s not real mean to me!” She says this whenever you insinuate she is being bad and other words can go in the place of mean.

    i.e. “You’re being kind of mean to the dog right now”
    “It’s not real mean to me!”

    or “You hurting mommy when you stand on her chest like that”
    “It’s not hurting me!”

  36. Ingrid says:

    Hear me dog! One of the only ones I remember from my 3 year old..

  37. Kara says:

    Super cute! My 2yr old son says “Where Daddy are?” when he wants to know where Daddy is, the phrase is used for anything he wants to find ๐Ÿ™‚ And my favorite is when its raining, he doesn’t call it rain- he calls it “water come out”, hehehe.
    I keep a journal of stuff like this… I never want to forget!

  38. Lula says:

    I can sooo imagine when it gets used ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Paula says:

    My son always said, “I was being a joke!” (He meant he was joking, but that phrase has stuck… and he’s now 9.)

  40. Ceri says:

    This needs to be a shirt guys. I am going to hammer you a bit, It will not be a bad feel. :::snickers::::

  41. Melissa says:

    My oldest used to say ‘pew-cume’ when referring to perfume. She’d put pewcume on her dolls and everyone. She’s ten now. My preschooler (she’s 5) says ‘farkle’ instead of ‘freckle’. I can’t figure out how to get her to let me video it and her older sister keeps correcting her. I’m afraid I won’t be able to document it. I refuse to correct her, it’s too adorable and she’s growing fast.

    • Devan says:

      My oldest said burley instead of blurry. “This picture of mommy is burley!” About one particularly bad pic of me, my hubby replied, “yeah it is!”. Sleep on the couch much honey?

  42. Sarah says:

    Oh, how I love the way young kids learn language.

    My friend had a child that was learning the art of the seque by starting a sentence with “Speaking of…”

    One day the adults were having a conversation, and she wanted to interject, so she simply said, “Speaking of blueberry muffins, they are so good!”

    Nobody was talking about blueberry muffins.

    To this day, we still use “speaking of blueberry muffins” as a humorous way to change the subject.

    • Lauren says:

      Hahah, win! Down south we use “So how ’bout them (Atlanta) Braves (baseball)?” but I think I might steal your friend’s daughter’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Debi R says:

    My daughter would say “I’m amazing better” after recovering from an illness. We still use it in our family 20 years later:)

  44. Lori S. says:

    My middle son used to say “Granny Sniff” apples which we still use today (he’s 17 now). My daughter used to say “tomato” instead of “tornado”, so she would ask if we were under a “Tomato Warning”. That one always cracked me up because I would have visions of a giant tomato coming down from the sky! ๐Ÿ™‚
    She also said “hibiskits” instead of “hibiscus”, and we sometimes use that one too.

  45. Robi Q says:

    My 2 yr old’s favorite line is “I want to need ……”

  46. Elizabeth says:

    My twin 5 year olds say “mines” instead of “mine.” Like “Mines is the red one.” They also use “last day” instead of yesterday. I never correct them. I wish I could remember more of the cute things my 16 year old said when he was little. I do remember that he referred to himself as “you” for a long time. The Christmas season that he was 2, he proclaimed to many friends of ours “Santa will bring you a horn.” Cute because of the “you” and also because what he wanted was a horn.

  47. Heather Schraeder says:

    The phrase we use is “This will feel you better.” Or, in the first person, “this feels me better.”

  48. Emily R says:

    We still go to the “hopsicle” when we’re sick or hurt and have “hangaburs” when we eat at fast food places.
    Another phrase that has stuck is “great team!” When my stepson was just-about-three he was playing hockey with his dad. They scored a goal and he shouted “Great team, Dad!! Great team!” (instead of teamwork, I’m assuming?)
    I have a note saved on my Facebook of all his hilariousisms, and I still occasionally add to it.
    Now my youngest is 18 months and will often say “ohhh noo!” in a soft voice. He sounds exactly like Bruce from Family Guy, although as far as we can remember he’s never watched the show. It’s quickly become a common phrase anytime something goes wrong in our house.

    • Annie says:

      Mine used to say “oh noooo” the exact same way. I can only imagine the character was designed off of someone’s toddler doing the same thing.

    • warmfuzzyfeeling says:

      Haha! My two year old does it too. It cracks us up every time and we always repeat him, emphasising the pronunciation.

      • warmfuzzyfeeling says:

        In fact he’s got us very well trained. Often we catch ourselves responding Pavlov-style to his many custisms and memes… and we recognise his superior intellect.

  49. Lady Moss says:

    Adorable xx my daughter went from one to twenty overnight so we didn’t get many cute-isms whereas my son (2), the entire family call Tombliboo because he talks in gibberish with the occasional word thrown in. I’ve told him plenty of times to never start talking because he’s too adorable. I hope he talks Tombliboo forever.

  50. Michelle O'Hagan says:

    My youngest boy turned six today. And it “hammered” me last night as I was tucking him in, that I’d never have another five-year-old boy again. I got a little emotional about it, and he said: “Mom, you could just get another baby.” So sweet, especially b/c we’ve already had the talk about where babies come from, but still, in his kid-brain, one just goes and “gets” a kid. I will miss his kid-brain so, so much. I’m already missing it.

  51. Much to her older brother’s delight, my 5 y.o. still says, “I’m dum” instead of “I’m done.”

  52. Dawn says:

    When one of us are holding our son and he wants to be let go, he’ll scream – Daddy Stuck Me! Sounds very bad when taken out of context and in a public space!

  53. June says:

    My 4-year-old still calls it “the refrigi-dator” and uses the word “none” inappropriately, as in “I have none candies!”

  54. Rachel says:

    My favorite was “I want hold you” when she wanted to be picked up… I mean, how can you resist THAT!! I miss that age!

  55. Shannon says:

    I love love love 3 year old speak. The other day my sweet 3 year old said “Mommy Is it delicious to see you?!?!”
    I was dying.

  56. unglammama says:

    Funny. For the longest time when my 3yo wanted me to feed him his dinner, he would say, “No, I don’t want to eat myself. YOU eat me!” Haha.

  57. Jada says:

    My sister wrote a post card home from Girl Scout camp about 15 years ago telling my parents that so far everything was going well and she had even made some friends. She told us of a girl named Anna who was her “best friend here good so far”. To this day we ask Mollie if she has made any new “best friends here good so far” every time she goes some place new.

  58. Vickie says:

    Our three little boys were eager to answer the phone. We told them they could do so only if they learned to answer politely and clearly, just like mom and dad. So they huddled together and came up with this greeting, all on their own: “Hello, this is . How may I help you for?” Most callers were so taken aback by the sound of a toddler politely answering the phone, it took them a minute or so to figure out the grammatical charm offensive ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Love this! My husband and I use SO MANY weird-English phrases that the kids no longer deign to use. No wonder they think there is something wrong with us…

  60. Heather says:

    So cute! My son’s current response to everything is “Yes I are” ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Emily says:

    My two year old spent all last summer announcing “I see a noise, Mom!” The day he finally said “I hear a noise” I almost burst into tears. That’s OK though, because my second little boy will be two this summer and he’ll have his own cute things. My now three year old also says “last week” for any time in the past, up to and including only a few minutes ago. Same for the future – it’s “next week” even if he means in a couple hours. “Will we have supper next week [this evening]? Did we go to church last week [this morning]?” So sweet.

  62. Misty says:

    Definitely a shirt slogan!

  63. Melissa says:

    When my 2.5 year-old hurts herself, it’s “I hurt by myself!” It drives my 5-year-old crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Kelly says:

    in our house, two phrases that have stuck are “That not go right!” when anything at all has gone askew and “Don’t say me no!” when a child (or adult now, lol) doesn’t appreciate being corrected. And of course, probably till the end of time suitcases will be soupcases, night gowns will be nightdowns and breakfast will be brekfdist. It all makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Teresa Winters says:

    My turning-6-next-week son still likes to play “hide and sink.”

  66. Erin says:

    My niece used to say “I, you.” for “I love you.”

    We say “I, you.” A lot in our house.

  67. Lacy says:

    From my 2 year old:

    Yoda is “Yoni”
    Mr Potato Head has a “broken butt-butt”
    We go to the “donut store”
    “Put your hands in your air!”
    A volcano is a “Big Hot Cano”
    And when he is sad “I am broken!” or “I already bum out!”

    From my 4 year old:

    “On the loose!” Instead of off-the-hook.
    Andy Warhol is thought to be “Andy Warthog”
    “Wonder Man Woman” = Wonder Woman
    And we’re having “beanses” for dinner. Yes Gollum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. tara says:

    That is hilarious! I love that sentence structure too.

    Hahahahhaah I bet Crappy Papa loves that phrase ๐Ÿ˜‰

  69. Kris says:

    My adorable niece, 2.5, says “Lubaloo” for “I love you.” Cutest thing I’ve ever heard, so we all echo it in our family ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Theresa says:

    We used to live on the Oregon coast and at my son’s elementary school they did tsunami drills. He came home talking about the dangers of salami… we refer it to them as salamis to this day (he’s 11 and highly embarrassed by it now) ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Brandy P says:

    Ones that stand out to me are “Yummy Bears” for gummy bears, “yunions” for onions, “eyebrowns” for eyebrows. They are super cute. On this flip side of the not correcting them though is when you hear tots speak sentences you’d only hear from adults. I always spoke to them using the same words I’d use with an adult and then explain the ones they didn’t know. That’s how you get calls from the school nurse explaining that your son says his abdomen hurts. Because abdomen is totally different than stomach ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think she thinks I’m weird cuz I laughed when she said it lol

  72. Heather says:

    My four year old still says “astronaut” for restaurant, and “lasternight” for anything having occurred in the past. As in “We went to the astronaut lasternight.” Some of my faves that she doesn’t use anymore: “boobabies” for blueberries, “basket” for biscuit, and “mowing” for anything mechanical that makes a noise (i.e. “Dada is mowing his face”).

    • Jessica says:

      Apparently I still have that problem with “mowing.” Lately, I’ve been asking my fiance to “Go mow the driveway and sidewalks.” It’s so bad that he’ll laughingly say “Mow the driveway?!” And I will say “Yes!” without realizing that I’ve said anything wrong and that I actually meant “blow” as in use the snow blower. I’m 29 and have lived in Iowa my whole life so am not new to snow.

  73. Nusrat says:

    I love how ‘toddler-speak’ makes it’s way into regular ‘adult-speak’. It makes so much sense that it doesn’t seem weird until you are saying it out loud in public!

  74. nikki says:

    I think I miss ‘eleventeen’ very much, and could never resist, “Hold you?” and I would say, “You want me to hold you?” but he doesn’t say it anymore — how sweet and sad it is to hear my 4yo say, “Pleae hold me” — thank you for your writing and thank you, too, to your readers for posting. Best 15 minutes of my day.

    • Sanj says:

      How sweet that your four-year-old son wants to be held and that he asks you to hold him! Much too soon, boys slip away from a mama’s touch. Enjoy the now.

  75. Mallory says:

    HA HA HA! I love this! It reminds me of my daughter. When she didn’t like something, she would tell us, “I can’t like this.” That is a phrase we will never stop using. ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Annie says:

    Oh, I love my son’s isms. For anything with a hole in the back, it’s a “butt door”. For example, he has a garbage truck but it doesn’t have a rear dumper section, so for his birthday he asked for a “garbage truck with a butt door”. I can’t think of anything now, but boy, do they make the day better when I hear them.

    • Annie says:

      Oh! I have some more. We try to explain to my son that he shouldn’t hit, kick, bite, whatever on people, so whenever we tell him, “No, don’t hit, please” he will reply, “I was only going to hit you nicely”, and proceeds to do whatever he was going to do, but very softly.

      My family also uses “Oofda” a lot. For the uninitiated, it’s a Scandanavian saying, usually used when something requires a lot of oomph, like when picking up something heavy, or belching with gusto. It’s a saying we fondly attribute to my Grandfather, whose parents were “off the boat” immigrants. My son, who never met my grandfather, has taken it up, so sometimes he will pick up legos or something and go, “Oofda!” It’s adorable.

  77. Jill says:

    My now 7-year-old’s best word creation was “sneenex”. I will never call it Kleenex again! Love your blog!!!

  78. Jen says:

    I love this! I might start saying “it will not be a bad feel.” Just perfect.

    My 5-year-old still says “No I amn’t” instead of “No I’m not.” He started that when he was three, and it was such a logical construction I couldn’t bear to correct him. I still don’t, but I have a hard time stopping his brother from trying.

  79. Caitlyn says:

    My 4 year old when referring to stroking or patting animals/ people will say,”mummy I want to fur it”, or ” can I fur your hair?”. She also says: what’s this is? When I do correct her she then says what is this is? When she was 2-3 she used to ask us if we were eating or doing something fun, or showing people her bedroom: “do you love it?”, which has also become a catchphrase in our house. It’s so sweet, I think furring things will also stick forever.

  80. Your blog is the perfect thing for me to read in the early afternoon during my “break.”

    Your son’s uttering reminded me of what my 5 year-old daughter says when she or someone else is upset. She may be crying or whatever and will say, “Can I have (insert whatever) to help feel me better.” She also uses it in the third person. I cherish this phrasing because I know it will disappear all too soon!

  81. Denise says:

    I said “I’m as hungry as a tungry” to my 9-year-old last night, and then burst out laughing at myself. “You probably only saidthst ONCE, and I STILL say it!!!” She just rolled her eyes.

  82. Naomi says:


    We also have a collection of phrases from the kids – it’s building up nicely to the point where outsiders can’t understand us.

    My all time favourite – although all grammatically okay – is “Why you hurt me??!!”

    This is one from my daughter that was applied to EVERYTHING we tried to get her to do, brush teeth, eat, dress, get in the car, go to bed. Most of which involved no pain at all. Except for the hair brushing and then it was ENTIRELY justified! I can see that one hanging around for a while.

  83. Oh gosh, if your husband is anything like mine, I know how much e likes that phrase….

    My 2 year old boy used to wail, “Up meeee!” when he wanted to be picked up. I warned him a few time about self control and for so long after that it was “self control up me!” in a slightly panicked voice.

  84. Heather says:

    Thank you for the laugh!

  85. Melissa says:

    My 3.5 year old came up to me shirtless this morning and said “what are deez? That’s right, thems my nickels”. Apparently he discovered a new part of his anatomy and after his bopba (grandpa) told him what they were called, he’s a little over enthusiastic about them.

  86. teagansmomma says:

    When my nephew was around 3 (he’s now 12), whenever he pushed over a block tower, or anything that made a loud crashing noise, or talking about explosions on tv, he would call them “ka-sploh-shuns”. Still used to this day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. minnie says:

    My little girls say many things wrong, and it’s so cute I can’t bear to correct them, they’ll grow out of it soon enough! They call steak “mistake”, soy beans “soiled beans”, and frequently talk about someone who is “so poor, because he hurt his knee”, etc (using poor him in the wrong type of sentence structure:))

    • Devan says:

      Yeah, my 3 y/o will be mothering a baby doll and if anything is wrong with her (the baby doll) she will say she is so poor. Like, “my baby is so tired, she is poor.” Its cute.

  88. Randi says:

    My littleist, who just turned two, has her prepositions messed. So, when she wants to say “you”, she says “me”. My favorite lines of hers are “Help You!” (help me) and “stop it me!” (you stop).

  89. Jen says:

    Ours is “Who is going to put me to school?” Cuz you put her to bed, why not “put her to school” (or home, for that matter). Now that’s totally what we say ALL THE TIME.

  90. Amy K says:

    Got a good chuckle from my 4 year old daughter the other day – as she is instructing me to take her doll to dance lessons while she is in preschool, she asks for me to help tie the doll’s “batini” (bikini). I’m going to miss these days… LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Rachael says:

    When my friend’s kid doesn’t like something he says “I don’t taste that”…I think its a hybrid version of that’s not my taste!

  92. Mom in Michigan says:

    My just-barely 4 year old loves to talk about the adventures of Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and “Peed-Her-Pants”.

  93. Stacey says:

    My 2.5 year old likes to tell us “I got my whole self dressed” when she manages to get herself dressed.

  94. Rachel says:

    on the flip side, my three yr old was having a conversation with me when the 5 yr old butted in. She placed one sassy little hand on her hip, throws her other arm out pointing to her sister and says “This is not your concern” in a very authoritative voice. Yup, three.

  95. Jen M in Maine says:

    My almost 5.y.o. son says things like “I don’t very like that.” He’s been saying that for a while so its lifespan is probably close to over :o( One of his early Nickyisms was “What are you talking to-bout?” We still use that one often.

  96. Julia says:

    One of my favorites from my middle boy, around the age of three, was when I caught him flipping through “Green Eggs and Ham” and reciting it by memory to himself. “Would you, could you, in a car? Eat them, eat them – here them is.”

  97. Janet says:

    We still use the term “butter out” to describe toast that has been allowed to cool before buttering. Buttering while the toast was hot caused the butter to melt into the toast much to the dissatisfaction of our now 14 year old. She didn’t believe that there was butter if she couldn’t see it.

  98. Leslie says:

    My just-3-year-old says “no I aren’t!” when his older sister says he’s being annoying. So cute, I can’t correct him.

  99. Andrea says:

    My 2 year old is bilingual and at a stage where he mixes up words from both languages in one sentence, and uses the wrong grammar and sentence structure. It’s hilarious.

  100. We just can’t make this stuff up, kids are too stinking funny! They are so entertaining-I think I was pretty boring before my kids came along.

  101. Carrie says:

    My 2 1/2 yo son reaches his hands up and say hold you when he wants to be picked up and his newest is when he wants to play with his older sisters toys that are off limits to him he hides them behind his back and walks backwards from me saying its okay mommy go head.

  102. Bharvi says:

    Alright.. I have to chip in here. My little girl told me the other day– ‘Mumma, I think you are intelligent, but cruel’. I am still wondering if it was meant to be a compliment..

  103. Azara says:

    This is beyond hilarious! “I just going to hammer you a little bit”…OMG dying!!

  104. Erika K says:

    I had a confusing interaction with my 3.5 y.o. the other day. He wanted something “right now”, and I had to explain that since we were driving, he would need to wait until we got home. So then he asked if he could have it “right now when we get home.” First I tried to explain what “right now” really means, then I just let it be.

    He also started talking about hookers on trains the other day.. meaning (of course!) the hooks that hold the train together, much like his toy train.

  105. Devan says:

    When my oldest was like 3 or 4 I said something about when the alarm goes off….She was totally confused, “Do you mean when the alarm goes ON, mama?” It occoured to me, why in the hell do we say ‘when the alarm goes off’? So now I always say ‘when the alarm goes on’ (I mean it is going on, not off….). Stupid adults!

  106. Alison says:

    “It will not be a bad feel” is so, so good. My parents still call broccoli “broccle-trees” in homage to my onetime kidspeak.

  107. RedinNC says:

    I try not to correct, but one that bothers me is “brang.” I correct my son: “You BROUGHT a book home?” And he’ll look at me defiantly and repeat, enunciating clearly as if I were hard of hearing, “Yes. I BRANG a book home.” Take that, Mom.

  108. Brandi says:

    Reminds me of my son who says “hear is up!” when he wants you to turn up the radio or the TV. ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. My 2 year olds favorite phrase right now…
    “Me not not know!” His answer to anything that he is not too sure about the answer.

  110. Sarah W says:

    When my (almost) 2-year-old wants me to pick her up, she says, “Mommy hold you up please Mommy?”

    Oh, and of course she says “Poop Bear” instead of “Pooh Bear”. I think she knows it’s not right because she always emphasizes the second P. Silly girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Katie says:

    My 2-year-old says “all my byself” when he means all by myself. The enunciation was hilarious as he slowly and deliberately said each syllable while trying to twirl spaghetti last week.

    I hope that phrase sticks around for a while.

  112. neo says:

    That is too cute!

  113. amber says:

    I’m sure Crappy Papa is a fan of that phrase! haha I can totally hear my husband saying it to me….