The dinner table is hands-down my favorite family activity. We try to make it a point at least several times a week to sit down as a family and eat together; the benefits are well-studied, from healthier weights in children to a lesser risk of them using drugs and alcohol. Sometimes it’s a homemade meal, but other times it’s just ordered pizza. Either way, the three of us are gathered around a table and we say grace and talk without a television drowning us out or other distractions. It used to be a little boring because Harry didn’t talk, and then it became a bit chaotic when Harry reached the frantic age where he was throwing all of his food so we could barely get in two bites. However, I’m happy to report that toddlerhood and preschool have ushered in a new era of family dinners with an added hilarious component.
We say a simple grace before eating (“God is Great”) and it has been really cool watching Harrison memorize it. But lately, he’s been adding his own spin. Last night we had the following:
God is great
God is good
Let us thank him for our food
By our dump trucks, we all are fed
Thank you, Lord, for log trucks
I was coughing into my napkin to cover up my laughter, and my husband’s face was turning red from the effort to not guffaw at the table. Because oh, the sincerity!
So I asked my girlfriends on Facebook what their toddlers and preschoolers have said at the dinner table and as always, they did not disappoint. Check out this hilarious “dinner table edition” of kids say the darndest things:
What are the funny things your toddlers have said at the dinner table? Share on the Happy Family Facebook page so we can read your funny stories!
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