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A Modern Day Speller

My kids are growing up in a much different environment than I did. Some things are just downright strange.

The “baby,” who isn’t a baby anymore but will continue to be unless I get another, has just started Kindergarten. He really could have waited until next year since he has a Fall birthday but then again he couldn’t wait. He knows as much as many do entering first grade. Things such as writing his name, writing both capital and small letters of the alphabet, simple math, etc. Yet he is four.

But his latest development is just downright funny to me. He spells his name for us all the time usually with the added benefit of writing the letters in the air but lately he has added something that would only make sense in the computer age. He spells it like this:

“B A B Y space”

or writes it

“B A B Y -“

The dash is his idea of how to write the “space”.

(of course he spells his real name and not “baby”) :0

But we have no clue why he felt the need to add “space” to the end of his name.

He has typed it a few times on the computer but no more than a handful.

So far he is doing better than my fourth grader whose handwriting is horrible and she never puts spaces between her words.


Out of The Mouth of Babes

My youngest (four) told his sister that he has the Keys to Death. He got them from his daddy!

Last week my husband taught on Jesus and the fact that Jesus has the keys to Death and the Grave. (see The Next Time They See Jesus)

Revelation 1:17-18
17 … Fear not, I am the first and the last,
18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Well, for a visual aid, my husband had a large key ring with large skeleton keys on it. To show that no matter how strong the grip of death might be if you have the keys then it can’t keep you.

Obviously the baby was listening but missed the point that Jesus had the keys, not his daddy.


Last night at supper, the oldest was teasing and aggravating the baby. He calls him a “monkey” all the time (because the baby likes Curious George). So the oldest said “You’re such a monkey.” After a moment the reply back was “You’re such a … blessing.” We just rolled in the floor laughing about that. Don’t know why he said that, but it was sweet and hilarious at the same time.


My daughter was kissing on her baby brother when he pushed her away and said “Stop, or I’ll start leaking!”


When asked why he would start leaking he said very seriously “My skin will rub off and all my insides will come out.”

Where do they come up with such ideas?


My oldest son’s graduation was at very large Presbyterian Church in B’ham. It is a very ornate church with huge pipe organs visible all across the front. (That is how big of a church it requires to graduate 110 homeschool seniors, since many have very large families.) My eleven year old boy was sitting beside a Baptist preacher during the services. The pastor asked him if he knew what something on the stage was. He pointed to a suit of armor that was part of the decorations.

The theme verse was:

Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men. NKJV

So the table in front had knights and chess pieces representing standing before kings, plus a suit of armor.

The eleven year old, who never lacks for something to say, shrugged his shoulders saying “It’s just something Methodist do.”

That really ticked the Baptist preacher and he was sure to point it out to us.