Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Kids say the darnedest things:Why do we have Belly Buttons?

I have been asking talkative 3 year olds why they think we have belly buttons for a long time. Like I’ve said in other posts, I love the creative thing that come out of their little imaginations.
This week, I had two of the best responses ever:
One devout young man told me it’s because you have Jesus in your heart. Apparently, he went on to explain, Jesus gets there through your navel.
Hmmm, maybe that’s where the word “holy” is derived from?
Just when I thought that couldn’t be topped, another young man explained “you push the belly button to turn me off so I go to sleep!”. Ok parents raise your hands if you want to install that feature on your child!

Where do babies come from? (Wanna’ Screw?)

Pre-schoolers come up with some very funny things to say, and are a constant source of entertainment.

Recently I saw an adorable little 3 year old girl in the pediatric urgent care who had swallowed a small screw.
These are her xrays (I have a signed consent on file to publish her story and the image, Mr. HIPAA Policeman).

Swallowed Baby Screw

Where Baby's Come From

Why did she swallow the screw? The child explained “Mommy, it’s a baby screw and babies have to go in your tummy!” Mom is pregnant, and has been preparing her for the new sibling.

Swallowed screw

Inverted image of screw in belly


Isn’t that adorable? How do you argue with that?

Well you have to argue with that, before she swallows any more babies! I am excited about (and fearing) what my creative new little guy is going to come up with. …And with what he is going to swallow.