Au pairs’ hilarious interactions with kids


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.”

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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!

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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! 😀



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  1. Lukas
    March 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    My 4yo boy:

    1. Watching Transformers Rescue Bots: A women appears on the screen.
    He: “She has boobies like my mummy. But I just like my mummies boobies, even if they are not so big” 😀

    2. At the dinner table:
    He: ” Why r u eatin so much? ”
    Me: “So that I’ll get stronger and taller”
    He: “No! Stop eatin! If u would be taller, ur head would be high in the sky and if u r so high u cant breath an then u would die and I dont want u to die!” 😀

  2. Zoe
    March 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    One of my favourites was when a 5-year-old boy noticed a dead bird by the road and asked to bring it home with us.

    Me: We’re not bringing a dead bird home. It’s dead. What would you do with it?
    Him: I’d be nice to it.
    Me: What nice things can you do for a dead bird?
    Him: Umm…kiss it?

    Another little boy once wanted to play Memory with me, and I said I’d join him after I’d cleared the table.
    When I went to find him he told me “I played your turns for you. I won.”

  3. Sue
    May 30, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I love this post — alot so true….Our Au Pair gets so embarrassed as my young fella keeps say ” Anna Farted again – phew smelly”…she just goes red everytime.

  4. Loanica
    February 9, 2017 at 2:37 am

    1. Host kid to sibling: “If you don’t give me a hug, I’m gonna punch you in the face!”

  5. Sara
    March 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    My 3 yo girl:

    “Hey Sara, are you a kid?”
    Me: “Uhm yeah?”
    Her: “Oh, so you can’t wipe your bottom properly either?”

  6. Deb
    June 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I once overheard the 7 year old I take care of tell his mom ” I’m a breast fetishist.”
    I wish I was joking.

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