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Kids are funny. Anyone who ever looked after children knows that. They make me laugh everyday. I asked some other au pairs to help me collect some funny moments they had with their host kids. Enjoy!
Today I went to visit my first host family and me and the host mum were watching Titanic. On the scene when Rose intends to jump in the water the 3yo walked in and said (truly worried voice ): Oh no!!! She’s going to get her dress wet!!
“Frankie, im vegetarian just like you! Im vegetarian to tomatoes!” (Boy 4yo)
-I have really important question and please answer me as good as you can. Promise?
-Why boys don’t wipe their bottoms after having wee? (Girl 4yo)
Brothers, aged 9 and 7 in conversation with their mum.
-Mum: [...] So when you eventually marry some girl you…
7 year old: OR BOY!
-9 year old: Yes or boy, maybe I’ll marry a boy, I don’t know.
Host kid and I were smelling something weird outside. Kid says: “Ew. It smells so bad because the sky didn’t brush his teeth today.”
I sent up my 10 yo host kid to get changed. He was playing with a ball, which is not allowed upstairs.
Me: Leave the ball downstairs!
He kept walking towards the stairs with the ball, ignoring me.
Me: If you take the ball upstairs I’ll take it away for the whole day.
10 yo boy: Ok.
I saw him walk upstars with the ball. I went after him about 10 minutes later. I was prepared to take the ball away. As I walked up I noticed the ball. He put it down on the last step, so it wasn’t upstars. I thoguh it was quite a clever move.
10 yo boy reading a book. I noticed that he jumped from page 20 to page 54.
Me: Why are you on page 54, when you were on page 20 just a minute ago?
10 yo boy: I’m skipping the boring parts.
Me: I will go home soon and see my mom.
Host kid: Don’t go! I am pretty sure that if you talk with your mom, she will let you stay…you do not have to leave..your mom will be fine with that.
When are you gonna get a boyfriend so you can get married? Is not like you are getting any younger…” (I’m 21)
“I’m too pretty to die!” Girl, 6 yo, after getting a haircut
My host kid asked me how old I am (19) and then he said ”well when I will be your age there’s a high possibility that you will be already dead”.
Some weeks ago I asked my host kid, if he has ever seen snow in real before. He hasn’t.
I told him that they have snow in Germany at the moment. Some days later he asked me when I’ll leave because he wanted to come with me and touch the snow!
Little one *crying*.
Me: Why are you crying?
3 yo girl: Because my brother looked at me
Sitting in the car with my two host kids (1 yo & 3 yo): “Don’t leave me in the bushes!!!”
-Why would I leave u in the bushes!?
-…(pause) Don’t leave me in the bushes.. You can leave my sister!
I hope this little segment made you smile. Let me know in the comments below some funny things you had with your kids!