Kids Say the Darndest Things!
by Just a Typical Mom
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Kids really do say the darndest things. I can’t tell you how many times my children have embarrassed me, but this is one memory that stands out because it was both funny and touching. This little senario happened when my younger son was three years old and we were riding on the train.
My son was a little small for his age. I was travelling with him to Calicut by train. The train was overcrowded. I was standing with my son standing next to me - holding my hand. He was finding it rather difficult to stand steady in the moving train. So I picked him up. But I found it difficult to stand holding him in my arms.
One of the male passengers who was seated noticed our trouble. He got up and offered his seat to me saying "You can sit here for a while " which meant I was to sit there only for a short period of time before returning his seat to him.
I was relieved to get a seat! I thanked the man and immediately took the seat and made my son sit on my lap. We were nearing our destination and the man who had offered his seat kept looking at me. I realized it was time for me to get up and so I whispered to my son "Get back on your feet, we need to let the man have his seat back".
Here’s where kids say the darndest things… My son looked at me in astonishment and asked " Are you going to make me stand and let that man sit on your lap?". Everyone near me heard him and all of us had a hearty laugh.
The man, who was pretty embarrassed said he didn't want his seat back! Instead, he let us sit there till we reached Calicut. For the remainder of the journey my son got friendly with the other passengers. He kept them entertained with his baby talk.
Although the train was crowded and people had been cursing and whining and wearing a glum expression, suddenly everyone appeared cheerful.
A lady even told me that she didn't realize how time had passed during the journey thanks to my son. I could hear people laugh while we were descending off of the train onto the platform.
It goes to show, kids say the darndest things, they can embarrass the heck out of you, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing!