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10 Times Kids Were Ridiculously Clever Little People

A lot is going on in little noggins — you can't expect the funniest thoughts to go unshared. Your kid will learn more about their world (and surely make more astute observations) with Floogals, premiering January 23 on Sprout.

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Crib your enthusiasm.

"One time a little girl I was babysitting kept talking about pollution and how it was ruining the planet. I asked her where she thought pollution came from, to which she replied, 'People's mouths.'"

—Anne Louise

Cheese Louise!

"My 5-and-a-half-year-old daughter received a gift card for a personal one-topping pizza. Her response: 'I have to choose between sauce OR cheese?!'"


"My daughter Amanda was about 3; I had stitched her favorite rag doll back up after its body was ripped open following a tug-of-war game. When I handed it to her, Amanda opened the doll's dress and asked, 'Is her organs gone now?'

"It was impressive...and dark."


"My 9-year-old just surprised me with 'What if we are just ants in somebody else's world?'

"I wrote a whole blog post about it."


A true New Yorker.

"I was babysitting a 6-year-old girl who lived near me in the city and we were playing with her dolls. The doll I picked up was clad in a garish New York City–themed ensemble, so naturally my doll asked her doll, 'Do you want to ride the subway with me?' and her doll responded, 'No, I am too claustrophobic.'"


My little loophole.


"I used to babysit this little boy named Donald. Donald showed up to school once with no pants on — just a large T-shirt and nothing else. When his teacher realized, they sent him to the principal, who asked him why he wasn't wearing pants. Donald said, 'It's Wear Your Pajamas to School Day, and this is what I sleep in every night.'"


The compact comedian.

"One day, my 5-year-old son was playing with his friend at the neighbor's house. The phone rang and he decided to pick it up. The person on the other end said, 'Hi, is your mom home?' My son responded, 'No! If you want to talk to my mom, call my house!'"


You're killin' me, Donna!


"Each morning I would walk my son to his kindergarten classroom. When we would pass the neighbor's house, the daily newspaper would still be in the driveway, as they had not taken it inside yet. One morning, my neighbor happened to be outside. Not realizing it was a different paper each morning, my son turned to her and said, 'Donna, that paper has been in your driveway for weeks, how come you never pick it up?'"


A stickler for semantics.

"I used to be an assistant teacher at an aftercare program, and one of my kindergarten-aged students asked me if I had any friends. I said, 'Of course I do!'

He replied, 'Mr. T, I don't have any friends... I have homies.'"


"And more wishes..."


"When I was 4, my balloon flew away. My mom told me that whenever you lose a balloon, you get to make a wish. I responded through tears with 'I wish I had another balloon.'"