My kids were talking about planets the other day, and I was reminded of the funniest little thing my oldest son used to do when he was little.
Hayden is thirteen now…but once upon a time, he was a big-time fan of Blue’s Clues…you know, way back when Steve was the main guy in the show (instead of his dorky cousin or whatever). Hayden had the little “thinking pad” notebook with the giant red plastic spiral at the top and a giant blue crayon, he had the little “mailbox” and loved to visit the local Children’s Museum to sit in the giant “thinking chair.” He even had the striped polo shirt and khaki pants that Steve wore on the show. He sang the songs all.the.time…and he cracked me up singing “Mail Time” and swinging his arms back and forth, LOL.
But the best part was this little electronic toy he had from the show that taught you the names and order of the planets through a song. We still sing it today, and it goes like this:
Well, the sun’s a hot star,
And Mercury’s hot, too.
Venus is the brightest planet;
Earth’s home to me and you!
Mars is the red one,
And Jupiter’s most wide.
Saturn’s got those icy rings,
And Uranus spins on its side.
Neptune’s really windy,
And Pluto’s really small.
Well, we wanted to name the planets,
And now we’ve named them all!
Cute, huh? Well, the hilarious part is that when Hayden was a preschooler, he misunderstood the words and used to sing it as “Saturn’s got those SPICY rings”…ROFL! His dad and I used to crack up laughing, ‘cause he really thought that’s what it said! He always did love food, so it didn’t surprise me that he thought of it as some big onion ring or something! LOL.
I think Steve and I will laugh about that until our dying day. Too funny. And just think…we get to embarrass Hayden with that story for the rest of our lives.
Kids really do say the darndest things!
So do tell…what funny thing did one of your children used to say? Please share in the comments. I could use a good laugh today.