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Email of the Day: Out of the Mouths of Babes

By Dr. Laura on January, 5 2022
Email of the Day: Out of the Mouths of Babes

Children can be very literal in the way they interpret what you tell them. I wanted to share a few of my children’s comments.


1. My youngest daughter’s name is Erin. I often would tell my kids that I was going to the store for “errands.” One afternoon, my oldest daughter asked “Why do you always go to the store for Erin and not me?”


2. When driving in the car one day, I asked my daughter, “Crack the window so we can get some fresh air in.” She immediately started pounding on the window, trying to crack it.


I guess the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, because when I was little, my mother told me to always put on clean underwear every day. One day, she thought I looked a little “full” in my midsection. That’s when she found out I was wearing seven pairs of underwear, one on top of the other. She had forgotten to tell me to remove the pair from the previous day. And that’s how I learned to wear my “big girl” panties so early in life!



Out of the Mouths of Babes




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