I have a few:
My cousin Lily, who was 9 at the time, was learning to ride a bike, and when she fell for the thousandth time, she got discouraged. Her mom said, "Say, I think I can, I think I can." And so Lily said, "I think I can, but I know I can't!"
Lily''s 7-year-old brother Jahred had this friend over and they were fighting. I tried to make them stop by saying, "Two wrongs don't make a right." Jahred replied, "Yeah, but he did five wrongs."
Another time, I took Jahred to a carnival and one of the people running the games asked him if he wanted to play. He replied, "Only if it doesn't cost money."
I was babysitting these kids, and one of them made a mess, and I asked the one, "Did you make the mess?" and he tells me, "I didn't see myself do it!"
And the funniest one...my mom was telling my little brother about strangers. She said, "Malachi, what do you do if a stranger comes up to you?" He said, "I come and get you, Mommy." And then she asked, "What do you do if a stranger offers you ice cream?" He replied, "I say thank you."
Another day I saw him sitting on the couch stuffing his face. I said, "You're a couch potato" and he said, "Yeah, and I'm round like one too."
· 1 decade ago