From the mouths of babes…

Clever Willow (7) wrote this note to the tooth fairy. I couldn’t resist using it to help shape Seth’s character in my second family drama, Things We Cannot See. Thanks Willow xx 🙂

And here’s another cute snippet from a class of 7 year olds. During a protective behaviours session their teacher asked them to talk about the signs their bodies give when they are scared. 

Answers included, ‘My knees shake,’. . . ‘my heart beats way fast’. . . and ‘my hands sweat.’ But the most memorable, I think, came from the boy who said, ‘My next burp feels like it’s got vomit in it.’   🙂 Great imagery! There’s a budding writer right there!

I’m all ears when it comes to cute kids stories… Pleeeease share yours. We all love hearing them and I’ve used most of the cute kids stories I receive on FB or via this website in my books.
You can leave them here, on my Blogs or Discovery Blogs or on my Contacts page. Come on. I know you want to and I’d love to hear them. x 🙂



  1. Julie Nevid

    Yesterday I was standing in a very long queue at the local supermarket when a cute 5 year old boy said to his equally cute older brother ” oh we are last in line’.
    ‘yes. we’re lucky last’, said the older brother’. Without missing a beat the younger boy said ” what’s lucky about being last?”. Must say I had to ask myself the same thing after stopping to think about the old fashioned saying we use without any thought.

    • diannemaguire

      Thanks for this cute story Julie. Food for thought ….. I wonder where that saying did originate from. x 🙂

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  3. Bex

    Hi Di!
    I have a couple for you:
    Mei (8): “If I ever meet Tony Abbott on the street I’m going to kick him right in the doodle with hard shoes!”
    Poppy (10): “I just spawned in the water…”
    Apparently it’s a gaming term.
    You’re welcome! 😉 xxxx

    • diannemaguire

      Thanks Bex… Looove spirited kids.

      • Bex

        You’d looooove mine then! 😉 xxxx

        • diannemaguire

          I think spawning under water is a game term….. from what I can gather farting under water would have the same effect. Poppy’s comment was hilarious. x

  4. Tess Woods

    With mother-in-law visiting, I cuddled my toddler,”Who does Mummy love, hey?”
    “George!”he shouted.
    Hubby’s name is Paul!
    “Who’s George?” mother-in-law shrieked.
    “George who comes when daddy’s working.”
    Found out later, he was referring to George from Playschool, who appeared on our TV every day when dad was working!!

    • diannemaguire

      This is priceless Tess… Thanks for being the first to enter. Reminds me of my toddler (now 34) who with the most dire of dobber expressions told my husband after a visit to my old workplace, ‘Mummy kissed her boss’. Yes, I had kissed him -a friendly peck on the cheek… but to a four year old that is obviously more than can be tolerated from a mother 🙂

      • Tess Woods

        Haha, I love that Di 🙂

  5. Leanne Albers

    Matthew, aged 6ish, came home from school brimming with information about unusual sea creatures.
    “Mum, did you know that octopuses have 8 testicles with rubber suckers on them? They do all sorts of things with their testicles. I can’t wait to tell Dad.” 😉

    • diannemaguire

      Bet Dad was impressed 🙂

  6. Cathy

    Not being very religious I was surprised to hear this question from my daughter.
    Mummy do you think god might be deaf?
    I don’t know darling why do you ask?
    Because at school today we said a prayer for him and we said
    “Our father we shout is heaven”

    • diannemaguire

      Cute as Cathy…. You’re definitely in the running for the Oroton star studs. Thanks for visiting my website and for entering xxx

  7. Lauren

    Thanks to my ‘spirited’ 4yo son Flynn and my ‘always on the ball’ 5yo daughter Mia, there’s always something to make me laugh. Here’s a few ….

    I told Mia and Flynn I would take them out for lunch one day as a treat and they were trying to agree on what they wanted.
    M: I know! Let’s do paper, rock, scissors.
    F: Yeah, and whoever does scissors gets to choose!
    M: no Flynn, that’s not how it works (shaking her head as if to say, he’s hopeless). ?

    Me: Flynn, what is your middle name?
    F: Thomas
    Me: Yes, and who is that name after?
    F: Mr Tank Engine?
    Me: Ah, no.

    Me: Flynn, you’re learning so much. You are a clever boy.
    Flynn: yes, that’s because I eat my breakfast. (It’s nice to know he listens to some of the things I say.)

    Plus two favourites from my siblings from our own childhood …

    My brother, trying to be clever, once announced to the family, “my head is full of leaves ….. leaves from the tree of knowledge”.

    My sister was in her early years of primary school when she innocently asked the Principal one recess time “when is my mum going to get the phone call to be told she had the job?”. (Mum had interviewed at the school the week before.) The only problem was, mum didn’t get that particular job. ? At the time when we were recounting the story to friends, we would actually say “out of the mouths of babes!”.

    • diannemaguire

      I love these stories Lauren… Can just imagine all these things happening exactly as you tell it 🙂 Thanks for entering. You are definitely in the running for the Oroton studs. xxx

  8. Lauren

    Oh Di, one more that my sister told me, so if I’m lucky enough to win for this posting, I should give the stars to her.

    My sister is a primary school teacher and one day while doing yard duty a student ran up to her and said “Miss D, Tom said the G word!”.
    “What’s the G word?” my sister asked puzzled.
    “Get the f!$k away from me”, the student replied.

    • diannemaguire

      Teachers must have hundreds of these gems. Thanks for this entry as well Lauren. 🙂

  9. Sheena

    The Joys of Sibling Rivalry.

    It was pretty clear we were in for an interesting time when we attempted to move 6 month old baby Claire from sleeping in our room to sharing with big sister Emma. Our delightful 4 year old stood her ground, looked into my eyes and said ” You had that baby… You can keep her in your room!

    • diannemaguire

      Love this Sheena… Judge Ruth is doing her judge thing now. Will post the winner this afternoon. Thanks for entering 🙂

  10. Julie Nevid

    Such a funny story. So looking forward to your second book

    • diannemaguire

      Thanks Julie…. Not long now before I can let everyone know about my next novel. Good luck with the draw. Dianne x

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