Little kids are obsessed with telephones. From a very young age, they are fascinated by them, beg to hold them and carry them all around the house, yet steadfastly refuse to actually speak into them when Grandma calls and wants to chat.
The phone fixation is the subject of my pick for today’s Kid Quote of the Day, as generated by Babble’s super-cool “Kids Say the Cutest Thing” feature.
The quote comes from three-year-old Rafael, who asks his mother: “Mom, who was on the phone? Was it Jesus?”
Jesus, Elmo, Bob the Builder … somehow in the kid brain, all of these individuals seem completely likely to pick up a phone and give us a call. If our sons and daughters were adults, this behavior would be deemed borderline delusional. Fortunately in children, we simply call it “imaginative.”
Has your kid asked something even funnier or uttered a pithier phrase? Then add his or her quote to the “Kids Say the Cutest Thing” page, and one of us Strollerderbyers may just highlight those comments in a future blog post. Because we’ re like Bill Cosby: We can’t get enough of those darned things that kids say.