How to Document the Funny Things Kids Say

Some of my favorite memories to think about are the funny things my kids have said.

My oldest son told me (when he was 3) that he wanted to be a mom when he grows up so he doesn’t have to work.

My son told his preschool class that the best way to get away from a dangerous spider was to pick it up and rip off its legs so it couldn’t chase you.

One of my kids asked me (when he was 3) if the word Pornography was Spanish because he didn’t understand what it meant.

The same child, who was often in time-out for using “potty words” explained to me one day about the difficult time he was having looking for his hockey gear to play hockey in the back yard. He said, “I found my stick but I can’t find the ……….   I’m not trying to say a potty word, but I can’t find the balls!”

I love it when my kids mimic funny quotes from movies and it is funny (and often eye-opening) when they repeat lines they heard from us adults- am I right?

I would say that my husband and I talk almost daily about something funny the kids said to one of us- and I want to remember every single conversation that made me laugh. I decided I would to get a journal that was solely to record the cute and funny things my kids said. It wasn’t going to be anything fancy, perhaps even just a lined notebook. And then I saw this:

…and so I made this:

My very own Quotable journal to record the funny things, the sweet things and everything in between that comes out of my kids’ mouths.

I ordered mine from Paper Coterie, but they have since gone out of business.

There are spaces to write the short, funny things your kids say as well as places to write longer conversations.

I absolutely love this book and I cannot wait to fill it.

I think I will also record encouraging quotes I’ve heard and advice friends have given me. Like this one, which got me through a pretty difficult time in my life:

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    I followed all your boards on Pinterest. Thanks for a great giveaway. Such an awesome idea. I have a file on my computer where I document all the funny things my kids say. My daughter LOVES it when I open that file up so she can read some of the funny stuff she’s said over the years.

  2. Thresia Smith says

    I followed you on Facebook, and I have been following all of your boards on Pinterest. Love giveaways and love this idea!

  3. jengd says

    What a great idea! I have a list of quotes from Boy on my computer but haven’t figured out what to do with them yet- this is DEFINITELY in the running!

  4. says

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway! My son completely cracks me up with the things he says, and texts to my husband are pretty much the only thing documenting it. I liked Paper Coterie, and I’m following you on Pinterest!

  5. says

    I am following you on Pinterest and loving every pin! Thank you for the plethora of great ideas!

    I can totally relate to “quotable” kids – my 3-year-old daughter recently told me that my “boobies looked like pineapples” (whatever that means!) and that I’m “doing a good job with the cookin’ and stuff.” (no pineapples though!)

  6. Whitney Moberg says

    I like Paper Coterie on FB and I’m following you on Pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Caroline says

    I liked their page, it was so cute! And I follow you on Pinterest, I love the neat ideas yoU have! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. says

    What a cute book! I just bought a regular journal (and have been failing miserably at remembering to write in it), but I really like this approach.

  9. says

    Hi Steph!
    I just came across this post via Pinterest. Always fun to discover another Arizona blogger! I wanted to leave a comment to invite you to check out an app my husband and I created called Kidlee ( Our inspiration was our own quotable kids! Kidlee lets you quickly save and share all those awesome kids quotes, milestones and family memories. The URL is Thanks and TGIF!