Little J ran down the stairs wearing underwear on his head and shouted:


I nearly choked on my Earl Grey.

Me: Where did you hear that word?

Little J: In school.

Me: In school???!

Little J: Yes, we were working on letter I last week and Mrs. A asked us for some words starting with it. Idiot starts with an I.

Me: Yes it does. And who suggested it?

Little J: One of the boys. Then Mrs. A wrote it on the board and drew an idiot.

Me: I see. And did she tell you what it means?

Little J: Sure. There are many idiots in the world, mostly in America.

Me: She said that???!?

Little J: Yes. They were here long before us. In fact many of them live in Washington.

Me: I see. What else did she say about idiots?

Little J: Well we talked about them a lot a few weeks ago. How they introduced British to corn and ate turkey with them for Thanksgiving.

Me: You mean Indians?

Little J: Oh yes. You are right. Who are idiots then?

Disclosure: My son is five. May he be forgiven. Also I am in no way suggesting the link between the two I words. And after an extensive 3 day research I think I came to a conclusion my son learned the word idiot from a friend who heard it from Sponge Bob. Despite my husband saying he probably heard me saying it to him.

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  1. just JENNIFER December 14, 2012 at 10:00 #

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    So funny!
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  2. Deirdre December 14, 2012 at 12:59 #

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    ROFL. Oh…I think I’m an idiot too.

  3. Kim @The G is Silent December 14, 2012 at 13:42 #

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    Hahahahaha!! I figured it out about halfway down. Awesome.
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  4. Phase Three of Life December 14, 2012 at 14:11 #

    HA! Oh, this totally made my day.
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  5. Alison December 15, 2012 at 00:09 #

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    Hahahaha!! Little J is hilarious.
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  6. Ally December 15, 2012 at 08:57 #

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    Oh how I love the innocence of children!
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  7. Susi December 15, 2012 at 11:24 #

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    Oh my goodness. That is too funny. I’ve noticed my little one — who is 4 — confuses words a lot and says one thing but means another. :)
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  8. Diane December 15, 2012 at 12:06 #

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    Haahaa…unlike ^^Kim^^ the fact that he came down the stairs with underwear on his head did NOT even phase me. ;P
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  9. Stephanie @ Mommy, f December 15, 2012 at 12:45 #

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    These are some of my favorite parenting moments. It is hilarious listening to them learn to interpret language.
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  10. Wendy Coffman December 15, 2012 at 14:49 #

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    I needed a good giggle – love this story!
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  11. Traci December 15, 2012 at 15:13 #

    5 year olds are the funniest people on earth. When they discover a word, it’s in them to share it with everyone. My 5 year old niece has discovered the word nipple and while we were watching a Arctic documentary, she declared about the nursing bear “That bear has nipples!”

  12. Stacey December 16, 2012 at 07:36 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Hahahaha That is too funny! I love it when kids confuse words! And after shopping this weekend, I may have to agree that idiots come from America. Oy!
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  13. Wayne December 16, 2012 at 16:49 #

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    American Idiot won major awards…so it can’t be all bad.
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  14. Azara December 16, 2012 at 22:09 #

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    Oh dear. I can just imagine what my daughter’s going to come up with at that age!
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  15. Jessica December 18, 2012 at 09:24 #

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    I find this especially hilarious because Joshua did something similar last night. He was recreating the scene in Charlie Brown where Lucy gets licked by Snoopy: “Get the iodine!” Except Josh says, “Get the Indians!” Kids are so fun.
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  16. Pamela December 19, 2012 at 10:19 #

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  17. Cindy Pickering December 23, 2012 at 19:44 #

    That conversation is priceless! We think kids are tuning into all of the things that exist only in ‘the big picture’! While their lives are lived much closer to the real, this minute or even second they may turn and go back the other way! We think we know what they worry about and what of the news filters through to them despite trying to shelter them from it. Is he worried about the problems in his home state or the problems everyone’s talking about in DC, in the White House, The Capital? Who knows how much of it gets into their conscious minds? It’s probably better we don’t know! I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful Island Christmas-it sounds like a Christmas movie!! And it probably looks like one too!! Enjoy it all!

  18. lisacng December 27, 2012 at 12:48 #

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    I’d most believe that many idiots live in Washington DC, ya know, those politicians…but American Indians in Washington??
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  19. Megan April 17, 2013 at 12:25 #

    This is so hilarious!

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