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Friday, December 9, 2011

Giveaway Day is Coming this Monday

UPDATE: The Giveaway is now closed.
Thanks for playing!

 Congrats to Lynne who's mustache heckle won the day!


Every once in a while
Sew Mama Sew hosts a giveaway.

My offering this round is one of two things.

Choice #1: A jersey spiral scarf from the
Anne Kata design.
It works as a hair band or belt, is soft and a lovely accessory to
jazz up an outfit.


Pick plum, grey or robin's egg blue.


It works on kids


Or kids at heart.


Or, pick Choice #2.


A re purposed burlap and canvas fabric basket.


It's reversible.
Use it as a wee hand bag or to collect those things that need collecting.


Come back to visit on Monday Dec 12th and leave a comment
telling me
the best thing you've ever heard a kid say.

I'll pick the one I like the best :)
I'll ship internationally.

Then go check out all the other great giveaways via
 Sew, Mama, Sew

If you like what you see
new followers are always welcome.

Our Lynne said the following
as she suffered this indignity from a shorty:

"My son asked me the other night while I was giving him a bath whether he would have a mustache like me some day.

Niiiiiiiiiiiice. :)
Beautiful scarves... Keeping my fingers crossed."

139 comments:

  1. Best thing I've ever heard a kid say: "Shake your groove thing..." said to me as I was dancing around with my almost-four niece. :-) I almost fell on the floor in laughter.

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  2. Love those spiral scarves!

    The best thing I've heard a kid say to me is "I love you". the funniest is my friend's little blonde innocent fella that keeps telling a joke about a pirate taht walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants, where the punchline is "arr! it's drivin' me nuts". LOL

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  3. I love choice #1! It is gorgeous!
    The best thing i have ever heard a kid say is"I love you with all my guts!"

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  4. Love the plum scarf!

    When my son was around 5 he told us one day that humans are made of meat and ham. Where he came up with something like that is a total mystery!

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  5. The best thing I hear my kids say is the argument on which one of them farted. You would think the farter would blame the fartless, but they both try to claim it like its some kind of valuable smell.

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  6. the scarves are amazing!

    the other day, my son poked my daughter with his toothbrush by accident so he said he was sorry. she insisted he tell her he was 'double sorry' so he went beyond on that and told her he was 'fouple sorry.'!

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  7. i told my 4 year old son I love you to which he replied 'and I love Madison"

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  8. Choice 2 for me!

    Best thing I've heard a kid say (recently)... "This is so much fun, I don't want to leave!" at the end of a 2-hour standardized testing session. Age 6. Amazing, I know.

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  9. Best thing I've heard a kid say?? Hmm... lots to choose from. But my daughter said something funny a few years back that I remember. She was 3 and her little sister was ~6-10 months. I was leaving for work and said: "I'm leaving for work! Who wants to give me a hug?" (She usually gave me hugs before I left) This time she calls out happily from the other room: "I don't! But maybe Dada or Lise (her sis) do!"
    thanks for the chance to win!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. I love the gray scarf. My three year old daughter and I were driving over an overpass one day. She asked me what were the cars doing driving on the ground. I said, "That's the highway." She replied, "You mean the 'low-way', Mommy!" I love the way kids think!

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  11. The baby drinks moms milk from right here...as he thumps hist chest:)

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  12. By our first toddler, who grew up to study physics and IT: "Oranges are orange."

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  13. the i love you things are always cute. my son says he loves me a mousand... which i assume is a combination of "mountain' and 'thousand' as though... a thousand mountainsworth of love? although, it could be a mouse worth... who knows. i do love that little booger though!

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  14. I'd like choice #2. The first thing that comes to mind is when a little boy claimed that girls aren't children!

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  15. "You're really tall!" from a 4yr old. I'm 5 foot 4 inches tall. I'd pick #1!

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  16. The other day my friend caught her daughter deep in a day dream. When she asked her what she was thinking about her response was "I was thinking about castles. Do you ever have castle thoughts? They're nice mommy." I just think that is absolutely fabulously perfect!

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  17. My son asked me the other night while I was giving him a bath whether he would have a mustache like me some day.

    Niiiiiiiiiiiice. :)

    Beautiful scarves... Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Enjoy your day!

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  18. Being a Robyn, I would pick the robin's egg blue scarf.

    The funniest conversation I've had with a child was trying to explain how my dog is my baby, but he wasn't in my tummy.

    Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. what gorgeous scarves - thank you for the giveaway :)

    The funniest child-saying I have heard thus far was my little cousin's expression when she heard that my husband was allergic to cats: "It's just cats." So simple and unrealistic in her mind. Teehee.

    Marilize
    (Marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

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  20. ooh, that spiral scarf. I've never seen it before?! Love!

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  21. I didn't hear this one, but when my sister's friend was young, she said, "I'll behave. I'll be very have." :P

    rach.e.bain@gmail.com

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  22. I love the bag!!

    Just the other day my 5 year old made a comment about the baby in my belly. He said, "mom, babies don't poop in your belly right? That's gross."

    Love their imagination!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

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  23. I love the plum scarf.

    It's hard to say what's the funniest thing my kids have said. My two year old son burped at the dinner table the other day and my husband prompted him, "what do we say when we burp?" My son's response was a literal "uuurp!"
    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  24. I love the scarves!
    One of my recent favourites was the preschooler at school who was overheard telling his Dad upon pick-up "I like going to preschool, but it's hard to be nice all day!"

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  25. Ohhh, I love scarves! And recently I have been been drawn to the color dark gray. Thank you for the giveaway. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  26. COnveration with a 5 year old:
    What would you like to be when you grow up?
    A DAD!
    Really, and how many kids do you want to have?
    (disgusted) I DON'T WANT TO HAVE KIDS!!!

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  27. love the basket. I love when my oldest daughter says "I'm happy"

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the scarves…. one of the funniest things I heard re-interpreted by a child is the retelling of a story and instead of saying "twice", they said "two-times-twices" . It still makes me smile.

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  29. A mom shared with me today that her 5 year old daughter told her that she just wanted to be a "medium size" - not a grown up and not a little kid - pretty cute I think!
    Thanks!

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  30. Those scarves are gorgeous. I'd love to win any color. The best thing I heard my kid say was when I was due with my second daughter the first one said, "Mama I will milk you!" after we read about milk cows.

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  31. when my son was 4 he had some super hero underwear. One day he said to me "mommy, I have a super hero in my pants"

    lisadpope @yahoo (dot) com

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  32. Love the plum scarf

    Not exactly a little kid any more but adolescent when my son says I love you mummy

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  33. My son was a pre-schooler when he described his gassy state as, "my bottom burped".

    I love the scarves. So pretty.
    b.moews@gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful scarves...as my 2-year old broke out singing the song Seek Ye First, the words are "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" and he sang "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Mommy" - cracked up the entire dinner table (I often wonder what it'd be like to have my own kingdom... =)

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  35. love the bag

    conversation with my son

    X would you like another brother or sister
    Son: Looks at his little sister playing close by and says " Amma what's wrong with her?"
    Ha ha ha - joke on me :)

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  36. a five year old who was visting our house went over to my dad and put her ear on his stomach. suddenly she was jumping up and down with glee and pointing at my dad's stomach yelling: "baby in der! baby in der!"
    hahaha
    k_squared4t@hotmail.com

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  37. Gray! Gray! Gray!
    (or maybe plum)

    I once had a student tell me someone stuck her tongue out at him.
    Later, the girl told me that she was "just tasting the air"
    Ha!

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  38. Don't have any other address than my e-mail, below.
    I'm Sarah.
    My son made up this joke: Knock knock, Who's there?, Train, Train who?,
    Train Juice!
    We still laugh at that and he's 15 now!

    scotthoughton at verizon dot net

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  39. I don't have kids, so I don't have much material, but I was at the Griffith Observatory when I saw a girl looking wide-eyed at a model of the moon. "Daddy?" she asked. "Could you get me the moon?" I thought it was adorable, but the Dad seemed used to her and just told her "Not today."

    aprilly (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. My 3 yr old niece calls polka dots "poke-a-lots." I think that makes perfect sense!

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  41. My favorite is a co-worker's child who thinks that when "amen" is said in church people are saying "I'm in".

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  42. When my son was 2 he said the word horse like w-h-o-r-e. Well, we went out to dinner and there was a young girl wearing a horse shirt. He ran up to her screaming horse (which sounded like w-h-o-r-e) and her parents got this look of shock on their faces. I had to of course, translate for them and in the end everyone was laughing.

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  43. My daughter just tonight said I couldn't describe her brother's spit up as "chunky" because that word made "a disgusting picture in her head."
    Pretty clever, especially considering I did say "chunky colored vomit" -- truly disgusting!

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  44. Love the scarf!
    I love you is the favorite thing my kids say

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  45. Oh that reversable basket is so perfect! Wow I haven't had kids home for years! I think the random "I Love You Mom"'s were the sewwtest things I ever heard or ever will. Thanks for the chance to win

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  46. This quote came from my niece. I had been visiting with all the family when her son was not quite 2 and I did spend a little time babysitting so some of the parents could go out. After I left and went home my niece was helping her son say his nightly prayers and when he got to the end of who he wanted God to bless he also said "God Bless Thea Katina." (Thea is Aunt in Greek) My niece was flabbergasted, she had no idea I had made such a big impression!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  47. I think I forgot to say: plum scarf

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  48. Oh oh that basket - right to my heart. :) The best thing I've heard a kid say is when I was a summer camp counselor, one kid told another that horses don't sleep, they just "turn off at night". I don't think he really knew what a horse was! :)

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  49. One of my pediatric patients asked me what was in my belly. He thought it was baby. I then asked him what was in his belly. His answer? "A baby!"

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  50. Oh, gorgeous scarves!

    My kids, like most, come up with some pearlers. My 4 year old daughter was singing to Beyonce's "If I were a boy" last week and ad libbed the chorus...

    "If I were a boy,
    I'd have a willy.
    I would. Down there"

    (She has 2 older brothers so she know her facts)

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  51. Apparently, when I was about 3 and I did something naughty, as my mom was punishing me I turned to her and said it wasn't my fault because I was "just a little tyke from the old country"! I have absolutely no idea where I would have heard that, but it's still something my family says when trying to get out of trouble.. and I'm now 25!

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  52. Not sure if it's the best, but it's surely the funniest: after Sunday service when the minister left the church in civil clothing, a boy asked him: "Where is the minister?" (To which the minister replied: "Hanging on the clothes' hanger in the church.")

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  53. Shouting as loud as he can at the grocery store: "When are we going to get the beer!" Love my kids! Also love that little burlap bag.

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  54. Love the scarf!

    Once a little girl walked up to me to admire my baby. Christianna was jibbering and cooing as babies will do and the little girl looked up at me and said, "You don't have to worry. All babies speak Chinese first."

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  55. The best thing I have ever heard a kid say is " mommy your the best mommy ever"

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  56. I love when (small) kids use sarcasm...like whn my 2.5 year old told me "yeah...your hilarious mamma" the other day. Thats when you know you are really not funny!

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  57. I love all of them, for the scarf plum or blue. And I really love that bag.
    Weirdest thing was when I asked one of my gypsy students about his weekend..."Miss, my dad brought home a pig and we put it on the table and he cut it's neck and blood went everywhere and the pig started going EEEEEEEE! And then we ate it and it was good!" Found out from his older brother that it was all true and the table spoken of was in their tiny apartment. Funny, maybe...weird, YES!!

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  58. Yesterday on the way home, my daughter said. "I like when daddy beats us home, because then I can run straight into his arms, instead of waiting!"

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  59. My daughter told me when she was 7 that she was moving out when she got tired of us. She is now 20 and I ask at least once a month if she is ready yet...LOL! She smiles and says she's not leaving, as she likes the house, we have to go. The gray scarf would go beautifully with the coat we are giving her for Christmas. Thank you for a sweet giveaway!

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  60. I love your scarves! I think the cutest thing I've heard a kid say was when my coworker was being picked up by his wife and children. His youngest child - a little boy, probably 3 or 4, went running to his dad. His dad squated down to meet him and his son said "I've been missing you ALL DAY!" It was so sincere and sweet - I couldn't help but "Awww!"

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  61. Hmmm, I don't spend a lot of time around kids. BUT, I think the best thing I kid could say would be, "I want to do my chores" or something impossible like that.

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  62. Lovely scarves! The funniest thing from the mouth of a kid that springs right to mind is what my niece said at a recent family wedding. The wedding was in a Catholic Church with a crucifix hanging above the altar. My niece was very upset and finally pulled my sister's sleeve and asked (a little too loudly) why no one was helping the man on the sticks! (She goes to a church with no crucifixes.)

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  63. I was in the airport bathroom and this little girl was so amazed at how the toilet flushed, the water turned on, and the paper towels came out automatically. She turned to her mom and said, "Wow, Mom! Everything here is magic!!!"

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  64. Oh, you can't beat when your kiddo says "I love you" when they're snuggled up in your lap, and they put their arms around your neck and whisper right in your ear. The best things in life are free!

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  65. I love you... that is the dearest thing a child could ever say... love the plum scarf

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  66. Love the scarves! The blue is my favorite.

    When my daughter was three she was very attached to her blankie. One day I came home from work and she told me "Momma my blankie is exquisite!"

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  67. "I'm just not certain you realize the consequences of your actions, Mommy." - she was 3:)
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  68. Well, my son used to try to say fork but it didn't sound anything like fork. It sounded like another 4 letter word

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  69. my nephew while sitting in the back of the my sisters van while she is driving. He wants her to look at his projects from school. "Mom next time I ask you to look would you please use the eyes in the front of your head this time?" I smile every time I think of this.
    thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  70. My two-year-old twins come out with gems every day. But my favorite so far was when my little girl said "what am I, chocolate liver?"

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  71. I must admit that little burlap bag is prompting me to rack my brain for the "best" thing that I've heard a child say...

    I suppose one of the best would be from my nephews, who are nine and five, discuss pink:

    9 YO: You know, pink is the most manliest color.
    5 YO: Noooo! No way dude!
    Mama: I think what 9 YO means is that you have to be comfortable in your manhood to be able to wear pink.
    9 YO: Yeah.
    5 YO: Ok... well I don't have any manhood, then.

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  72. sitting on santas lap- " all i want for christmas is for robin and batman to be my bfs" :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  73. love, love, love the scarf!!!!

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  74. I work in a furniture store and we have paper yard sticks customers can grab and measure items with. while cleaning/prepping an area, a father and daughter walked by discussing square feet. And he asked her what else she wanted to find the square feet of and the daughter said: the square feet of your butt.

    I barely held in the laughter long enough for them to pass by me.

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  75. Love the scarf but I think the bag would be perfect for my knitting projects. I have twins and they always say some funny stuff. But the best thing they say is «I love you» to each other.

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  76. i would love one of the scarves! though that wee basket is awesome as well.

    best thing is my own three-year-old saying 'i love you' out of the blue. also, my six-month-old saying 'amma' instead of 'mama.'

    thank you!

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  77. Love the fabric basket-thanks for the chance! My 5 year old son says quotable things everyday-one time recently he said, "Mom, I love your prickly underpits."

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  78. The best thing I heard a little kid say is when my 3 year old daughter caught a bit of thistledown in her hand. She came running over to me and said, "Mama! I caught a fairy!". It was so stinkin' cute.

    Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful scarves. The grey one. :)

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  79. I was trying to get the attention of my four kids who were all yelling and talking at once so I said "AHHHHHH" and when I was done my middle son said "Freak out."

    Yeap random funny!

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  80. I love the plum scarf!
    The best thing I heard a kid say was my sister (age 7 at the time) crying while telling our dad "DeDe hit me back." I knew I was safe.

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  81. My sister once told me that she afraid to grow up because she don't want to become a mummy, mummy so scary.
    Well, I feel my mum scary too when I was a little girl.
    Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

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  82. The best thing I have ever heard a kid so is referring to if they would have a new brother or sister "Either one will love me just the same."

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  83. I like to hear "I love you!" from my children, but do love the funny things they say. My brother lived with my family for a short while while he was looking for an apartment in our area (he is 22) and was talking to my son one day. He mentioned that the windows had 'fog' on them thinking he was telling him something new. My son, 3years old, said, "That's not fog- It's condensation!". Still has me smiling!
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  84. These days De Danann responds to any request (ie "De Danann please put on your coat") with "Never!" only he calls it out very dramatically as "Nevaa!", laughs out loud maniacally and runs away.

    I like the bag :)

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  85. Best what my youngest said to my oldest "It's my job to be annoying as younger sister!" It was so funny, that even the older one had to lought loud.
    Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

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  86. I love them both! That scarf would be awesome! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

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  87. I love the burlap basket-that would be my choice! My son (who is recently potty trained) asked Santa if he, too, is potty trained when we saw him at the mall!
    mcintoshsusan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. What a great scarf! The funniest thing I remember hearing is when my youngest son came crying to me and said he was being dis-included! It was so sweet and funny!

    laurahughes at charter dot net

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  89. my then three year old once said (in angry tantrum voice) "I'm not listening until you stop talking!" when he didn't like being asked (repeatedly) to stop playing and come upstairs.

    ab3belote at gmail dot com

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  90. I am going for the scarf... Our grandson says when he dont like something: hoef nie

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  91. Hello, I can just see me or my daughter rockin the spiral scarf. The funniest thing would be when my little brother asked how the airplane was going to get up the driveway when my Dad was due home from a trip. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. My son currently answers when asked "How are you?": "I'M TWO!" How true.

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  93. I love the scarf! So pretty. I think one of the funniest things was "I was so tired, I thought I was a box of cereal". I have no clue how that can happen, but apparently it did. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessillari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. The scart would have a good home with me! My daughter call windmills "tenticles" cracks me up!

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  95. I want to meet Santa Clause!!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

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  96. My nephew is a classic for this at the moment. Mostly repeating odd phrases pulled from other peoples conversation like taking "Jesus Christ" from a prayer in Church when we were at Grandma's Church the other weekend & just spouting it. I am loving that everyone is Aunty at the moment. He used to have the Aunty Uncle thing down but the other night he said goodnight to my husband and dad and called them Aunty Matt and Aunty Poppy. So cute.

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  97. The best thing is when we were sitting at our table and my very sweet little 4 year old granddaughter said in a gruff voice "Why are you bothering me." We all looked puzzled when she started to giggle and added, "See, I can sound just like Uncle Jeremy!" Yeah my son is a grump!

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  98. We were listening to Christmas music the other day and the song "Ding, Dong Merrily on High" came on. When the started singing the part, "Ho, Ho, Ho, who wouldn't go" my 4 year old exclaimed excitedly, "Mom, it's a pirate Christmas song!"

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  99. My daughter always use to use the expression 'one last one' when she wanted one more push on the swing, or one more peek in the toy shop.
    Love the plum scarf - aren't we all 'kids-at-heart'???
    Merry Christmas from Down Under...

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  100. we were out to eat one night when my son was about 3 and before we knew what was happening he stood on the bench raised his left hand above his head with index and pinkie sticking up and yelled,"rock n roll is where it's at peoples!" a little embarrassing, a lot funny.

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  101. oh, I want to win the spiral scarf. Thank you for the opportunity.

    The best thing I've heard was said by my daughter at age 10, shortly after I became a single mom and was driving her to Basketball practice, feeling pulled in many directions, both emotionally and by time and she was asking me question after question and I asked her, nicely, if she could just be quiet for a bit and not ask anything, just for a bit as I needed some quiet. She said "Oh Mama, didn't I tell you my new motto???" and I sighed quietly, inwardly, and said "no honey, what is your new motto?" And she replied "asking is the first step in getting what you want!"

    Well, I sat there, thinking of the wisdom coming from my wonderful daughter and how I had often been afraid to ask for what I wanted.. and had often gotten just that, nothing.

    I turned to her, over the seat and said "You are absolutely right, do NOT stop asking for what you want. It is wise to ask. And, if I can answer or help I will and if I cannot, I'll tell you that too, but DO Ask.

    I've NEVER forgotten this and she is now a wise 30 year old, who taught me this and many other valuable things.

    Michelle

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  102. The funniest thing my son said came to me via his 4th grade teacher on a test day. She said he told her he "needed to go home and lie down because he got his period and had awful cramps!" When I asked him why in the world he told her that he said,"Well that's what I heard you tell Dad when you came home from work last week"! BTW, love the bucket! mynadala@gmail.com

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  103. Oh I heart recycled but that basket is yummy!! My 3year old daughter blurted out "Holy Crap Nuts" the other day... She had us in stitches!!

    xo Steph

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  104. Thanks for your generous giveaway offer - the plum scarf is my favourite. When my son was very small and misbehaving, I put him in his room to calm down and closed the door. When I returned shortly after I was greeted with the following response - 'When I grow up to be a big man, and you grow down to be a little boy...I'm going to put you in your room!' He is now a wonderful man with two children of his own. Have just joined this site and about to checkout your paintings.

    Seasons greetings to you and yours
    Marion

    twinks@ozemail.com.au

    http://aussieknittingthreads.blogspot.com/

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  105. My son's current favorite phrases are "I amazing" and "I scare kitty cats!"

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  106. Oh, do I have a story. My baby cousin (two at the time) had been taught some basic sign language so that she could properly communicate before she learned to speak. Well we are walking downtown past a few little shops. She always liked to see the mannequins so I stopped to let her take a look. On this particular day she had a revelation. She looked at the mannequin. She looked at me. Back and forth a few times. Finally she points at the mannequin and signs "eat" and "hungry." I laughed so hard I could hardly tell her that the mannequin was not starving, just skinny. Hahahaha. I will never forget that!

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  107. At thanksgiving my mother in law asked my husband to carve the turkey. Our six year old asked him, "What are you going to carve it into?"

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  108. Shortly before my son's 5th birthday, his little sister was born. At his birthday party, my husband told him to blow out the candles and make a wish - so he blows out all the candles, scrunches up his eyes and says out loud "I wish somebody would take that baby monster back where it came from." Everyone died of laughter. Now the two of them are inseparable. I would love the bag btw. christielamb1982@yahoo.com

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  109. The funniest thing I ever heard a kid say was "Look, there's an after 5 martini"!

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  110. Before my 35th birthday, my daughter, who was then two, was telling everyone that her Mommy was too old. It took me a week to figure out she was trying to say two years old!
    Now she just drops the thirty part and tells everyone that her Mommy is six! I think I like that one better!

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  111. When my aunt passed away years ago I flew with my son to being with the family. My son was about 11 and said to someone who was crying, "Don't worry, she's gone to a better place." I was floored with his maturity and emotional capacity at that age.

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  112. When my oldest daughter was 3 1/2 I heard her singing "Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!" to her sister who was about 10 months old. Merry Christmas!

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  113. The first time my daughter said I love You, out of the blue, made tears come into my eyes.

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  114. I was playing "mommy and child" with my daughter. I was the child and she was the mommy. We played eating, doing dishes, doing laundry ... and then the mommy had to go to work. She said good buy to me and I asked who would watch over me while she, my mommy, was gone. Her answer came straight: GOD!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  115. We were in church one Sunday and sang the Lamb of God. When we got to the last line, "Grant us peace," my daughter, who was 5 at the time, looked at me and said, "What did they say about Grandpa?" (Grandpa peace? I don't know what she heard...)

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  116. When my son was about 2 years old, I was nursing my newborn daughter and he was super interested in my boobs which he called 'milks'. Then he lifted up his shirt and said 'I don't have any milks, just buttons (pointing to his belly button).

    And here's another one just for fun.. One day my kids were being really naughty and I was losing my patience. So I kind of raised my voice without yelling to get them to stop what they were doing. My (then 3 year old) son looked at me in with a calm, sweet face and said 'Mama, why are you talking in a crazy voice?'. I just burst out laughing!

    Love the fabric/burlap bucket! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. Overheard while kids were playing last week...
    Girl Child: Mommy? Mommy, is that you?
    Boy Child (in what started as a squeaky girl voice and ended quite differently): Yes, honey. I'm here to tuck you in. And eat your soul! Bwahahahaha!

    My girls would love one of the scarves.

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  118. Love the basket! best thing my 2 year old son has said yet: as he was watching his newborn sister attempt to latch on to breastfeed: "That's too big a bite." hah!

    thanks for the chance!

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  119. Well, unfortunately, I cannot recall and retell all of the amazing things that come out of my 4yo son's brain. There are just too many..we are always laughing at the things he says! One I can remember (because it was just a couple of days ago): my son wished on an eyelash, and after he blew it away I asked him what he wished for. He said "I wished I was riding a horse. A horse that farts rainbows."

    Just one of many - if I remember more specifics I'll post them!

    Love the basket, by the way!

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  120. I love the scarf in plum. The best thing I'v e heard a kid say, "You are pretty Grandma".

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  121. The scarves are lovely!
    It was something my two-year-old did: I told her not to take her shoes off anymore. She went to her brother (he was sitting), put her foot on his lap started to take off her shoe. I started to tell her "No" and she put HIS hand on her shoe and pointed to him.
    A quote (the only funny one I can think of now I know once I post this I'll think of another one) if the story doesn't qualify was my nephew was listening to the song "Human" by The Killers he said "Are we human or are we dancers? I'm a dancer"

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  122. "Mom my mouth wants some candy" Thanks for the chance to win :-) jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t com

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  123. Many years ago, only a day after I was born, my older sister (who was 2.5 years old at the time) saw me for the first time and exclaimed "him's beautiful!"

    It was a kind thought, but I'm a girl!

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  124. I love it when my 2 year old tells me
    "it's not ours it's some elses bodys!"

    Loving that fabric basket.

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  125. My little boy is 5 now, but when he was around 2 he would always say when he was unsure about something "How could that be possible?" And I always thought my baby is using words like possible...How could that be possible?

    I love the scarves. They're really lovely.

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  126. My 4 year old granddaughter, upon hearing how old I was on my last birthday, asked me if I was going to die soon. Almost laughed til I did.

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  127. from the child of my friend who I had been hanging out with drinking in the evening of my week holiday "granny says you're a bad influence on mummy".

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  128. With four boys in my house I hear all kinds of things... I really should write them down as I forget them. Here is just a silly one. When someone asked my son what black coffee tasted like, he said "Ground up rubber duckies" I asked how he know what rubber duckies tasted like. He said, "Because I licked Simeon's (our baby) rubber duckie and that is what the black coffee tasted like." :)
    Your scarf is beautiful!

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  129. The best thing I've heard a kid say was from my daughter when she was four: "Mom, a nose is like a little suitcase for your boogers!"

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  130. My son tells me that 'I am his favorite best mom ever!' I always ask him if he has/had another mother and he says yes, but that I am his fave! woohoo
    chacoyaguayo(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you so much for the great opportunity;)

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  131. Your blog is just wonderful -- glad to have found it. Unfortunately for me, the only children in my life are my 6 month old niece who doesn't talk yet! I do, however, have a child to thanks for one of my favorite phrases. One day on the bus maybe 10 years ago, we overheard two kids whispering to each other and giggling. Turns out they were just saying "poopy chicken!" a little louder each time and laughing hysterically after each turn. I'm not sure what that was all about, but to this day, anytime something goes awry, I emphatically exclaim "POOPY CHICKEN!!!" (Try it. It's catchy.)

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  132. My friend's three year old looked at her and said, "I'm smokin, mom!" We cracked up and later realized she was pretending to be pollution based on an old cartoon she'd seen in the library... she's a goofy kid, totally lovable.

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  133. On a long car drive, my bored three year old son was staring out the window and told me, "You know Mommy, dragons and rabbits are very similar, but not the same."

    "Oh really?" I said.

    "Yes," he said, very matter of factly. "Because rabbits will eat carrots, and dragons will eat ANYTHING."

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  134. The best thing I ever heard my child say was when I was talking to my daughter about Jesus and His death. And She looked up at me with eyes full of tears and said, "but mama, I don't want him to have to die."
    Janine
    www.sewreliable.com

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  135. My son said "You make me happy." It was so incredibly sweet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. Last year someone set fire to a mall near here. As we were watching the news coverage, my then-four-year-old daughter exclaimed, "Why do people burn things?! Why don't they just burn marshmallows and EAT them?!" It was hilarious.

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  137. oh, I want to win the spiral scarf. Thank you for the opportunity. I posted a few days ago and when I checked my entry, I see that eblogger and google are not playing well together and my email won't show. So I am submitting here and will type my email in at the bottom, as I think you need it if I'm chosen to win.

    The best thing I've heard was said by my daughter at age 10, shortly after I became a single mom and was driving her to Basketball practice, feeling pulled in many directions, both emotionally and by time and she was asking me question after question and I asked her, nicely, if she could just be quiet for a bit and not ask anything, just for a bit as I needed some quiet. She said "Oh Mama, didn't I tell you my new motto???" and I sighed quietly, inwardly, and said "no honey, what is your new motto?" And she replied "asking is the first step in getting what you want!"

    Well, I sat there, thinking of the wisdom coming from my wonderful daughter and how I had often been afraid to ask for what I wanted.. and had often gotten just that, nothing.

    I turned to her, over the seat and said "You are absolutely right, do NOT stop asking for what you want. It is wise to ask. And, if I can answer or help I will and if I cannot, I'll tell you that too, but DO Ask.

    I've NEVER forgotten this and she is now a wise 30 year old, who taught me this and many other valuable things.

    Michelle
    bellamichelle(at)gmail(dot)com

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