Kids say the Darndest Things…

And, they do some pretty unbelievable stuff too. In this week’s Moms Talk we want you to share with us your favorite and likely most embarrassing quips, actions and tirades to emanate from your child.


Moms Talk is a weekly feature on all Lehigh Valley Patches in which local parents, caregivers and other members of the community are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting topics. This week’s Moms Talk relates to those priceless gems that come out of the mouths of babes.

“Why is she so fat?”
“What’s that thing on his nose?”
“Well, her belly is so big, I poked it to see if it is real.”

Kids say and do the darndest things.

Whether you believe that misery loves company or that laughter is the best medicine, in this week’s Moms Talk, we’re asking you to share:

What’s the craziest, funniest or most embarrassing thing your child has ever said or done? How’d your react when he or she said or did it?

Our Moms Council members include: 

  • Lisa Amey of Upper Milford Township is a stay-at-home mother of two. A past president of the MOMS Club of Emmaus and longtime member of MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), Lisa is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. 
  • Lisa Drew of Emmaus is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, wellness and fitness coach with more than 17 years of experience. She is the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
  • Jennifer Elston of Emmaus has almost two decades of professional experience in child development and counseling. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful girls. Together with her husband, Chris, she owns Christopher Elston Photography.
  • Jeanne Lombardo of Nazareth is the mother of a 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. She’s new to the Lehigh Valley, having moved to Nazareth from Bergen County, NJ in January.
  • Lisa Merk of Lower Macungie is a stay-at-home mother of four boys – a 14-year-old and 8-year-old triplets. Lisa is a past president of the MOMS Club of Lower Macungie East. In her “spare” time, Lisa teaches piano to school-age children.
  • Zoila Bonilla Paul of Bethlehem is a stay-at-home mom to two girls – a 5-year-old and a 14-month-old. Zoila is a member of her local “moms’ club” and says she is “well-versed in the fun that children can bring.”
  • Beth Sharpless of Emmaus works part time in a local emergency department as a nurse and part time from home as a customer support specialist. She has two children -- a boy who is 3 and a 6-year-old girl. She says they love spending time outdoors and dancing.

If you would like to become a part of the Moms Council and/or have ideas for future Moms Talk questions, please email jennifer.marangos@patch.com.


Jennifer Rodgers October 28, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Not long after my boys reached the age were they were mobile I actually started to keep a list of things I never thought I hear myself say! My favorite is, "Stop licking your armpit." A close second is, "Stop vacumming your brother's hair." Oh...I could go on!!
Jennifer Elston October 28, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Once when my daughter was little we were in a public restroom where the woman in the next stall was having an issue. Each time my daughter heard a noise she would exclaim, "WHAT WAS THAT???!!" I could only hold my laugh in for so long before I had to run out of there! I felt so bad for the woman in the next stall.
Carl W December 03, 2012 at 08:32 AM
"If you want the truth, ask a 5-yr.-old" -- Yogi Amrit Desai


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