Kids Say the Darn-dest Things

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Macaroni plants

niece watering flowers garden
My granddaughter was helping her mother decide what they should plant in their new garden. “Mommy,” she said very seriously, “I want to plant some macaroni and cheese.” —Jessica Sulfridge

Kids Say the Darn-dest Things

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Dinner garden

son in wheelbarrow
During a summer visit to my house, my 3-year-old nephew went with me to the garden. As we passed by rows of flowers, I asked, “Does your mommy (an avid vegetable grower) have flowers in her garden, too?” He thought for a moment and replied, “No, all she grows is dinner.” —Nichole Haapala

Kids Say the Darn-dest Things

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Landing sun

Sunset Silhouette evening bike ride
Having spent all his four years on an Air Force base, our grandson was accustomed to planes taking off and returning. Since rural life was new to him, he loved his first visit with his granddad and me. We were all enjoying a gorgeous sunset when I pointed out, “The sun is sinking.” He politely corrected me, “No Grandma, it’s landing.” —Liz Watkins a caption

Kid’s Say the Darn-dest Things

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Deeper, not taller

little girl in sunflower field
One sunny day, while planting sunflowers with our 6-year-old son, I started debating where to position them. Since they grow so tall, I was afraid they might cover up the antique tools displayed on one side of the barn. When I said we may have to choose a different location, he suggested, “Just plant them deeper, Mom!” —Sarah Waymon