Meet Kellie Boston, a fabulous photographer and mama based in Fernandina Beach. She’ll be writing guest columns for Mamamelia from time to time. This one offers a very smart way to celebrate our kids’ unique little personalities and remember the off-the-wall sayings they come up with. It made me laugh out loud when I found it on her business’s blog, http://www.bostonphotographyfl.blogspot.com/. She was kind enough to let me repost it here. ~ Mamamelia
Kids Say the Darndest Things is definitely such a true statement! I have two children of my own, a 7-year-old and 3-year-old, and — as my oldest was growing up — I always wondered where he came up with some of the stuff he would say. Well, I started writing some of these things down to keep track of this and still to this day love reminding myself what he said. Now I have continued the tradition with my daughter. Here are just a few of my favorites:
- When my son was 2 1/2 he fell and cut his lip. We were on our way to the hospital and I said, “Honey quit talking, it can’t stop bleeding.” He responded, “But I love to talk.”
- Listen to your children sing their favorite song. For the longest time we heard, “Humpty Dumpty sat on Grandpa.”
- At the ripe age of 6, my son asked, “Do only chickens have nuggets?”
Got to love these sayings. I recommend everyone write these little things down. Or even ask them questions that you think may have a funny answer and write those down.
Here at Boston Photography, we have “The Darndest Things” sessions. We recommend these sessions for children between the ages of 3 and 8 dependent upon the maturity level.
Prior to the session, we send the parents a list of about 30 questions that they ask the child, write the exact answer and send it back to me one week prior to that session. These are great. We then design the session around these and make a great keepsake coffee table book with the questions, answers, and portraits of the child.
Here are a few questions we ask. Ask your children and see what they say.
-What is love?
-Why do people hold hands?
-What do you think of your siblings?
Let us know what questions you think we should add to our list of 30 and tell us about the funny or even embarrassing things your children have said! Please share your comments in the section marked “Speak Your Mind” below.
Kellie Boston, owner of Boston Photography, is based in Fernandina Beach, FL. Find out more about the photographer and her work at www.bostonphotographyfl.com or call her at (904) 412-8178.