Kids Say The Strangest Things!

We all know that some strange stuff comes from the mouths of children. From the complete randomness that they sometimes spout, to the oddly empathetic stuff that makes you think they must be wise beyond their years.

Yesterday, Eden said something to me that damn near made me cry into my Pepsi Max in Subway…

The conversation went something like this:

Eden: “Did your mum say anything?”

Me: “What?”

Eden: “Did your mum say anything?”

Me: “Did my mum say anything?”

Eden: “Yeah. Did your mum say anything?”

Me: “My mum isn’t here any more, baby.”

Eden: “Why?”

Me: “Because she wasn’t very well. She was poorly.”

*Eden pulls her thinking face*

Eden: “She sooooo proooud”

Here’s the thing. My mum died almost eleven years ago.

I was floored. Absolutely floored. I must have sat there with my mouth hanging open for a little while as Eden just carried on munching her sandwich.

“Proud” is definitely her word of the moment. Later that same day she told me that the bell on the bus was proud too. But for her to have used it in context about someone that we don’t much talk about absolutely flummoxed me.

Kids definitely do say the strangest things and sometimes I wonder if they know far more than we give them credit for. I like to think my mum would be proud…

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