How we really got so many kids

Sunday after church, my cousin’s husband gestured for me to come over, and when I did, he said, “Did you hear what your [four year old] daughter said in Sunday School last week?”

“Um….no…..” The twinkle in his eye and my familiarity with my daughter’s gift of gab had me immediately nervous.

It seems that someone in the preschool class got hurt during class. His four year old son, watching the crying child, said, ‘My dad says I’m good at sucking it up.” (being tough and not fussing about getting hurt)

My four year old heard that unfamiliar-to-her remark, thought about it for a minute and then said, “Well, sometimes my mommy sucks on my daddy’s lips!”


Umm…yeah. Everyone gathered around listening to the story erupted in laughter, and I immediately turned ten shades of red. But I laughed and said, “Yeah, that’s how we got so many kids!”

Later, telling the story to hubby, I said I guessed that kissing didn’t actually have much to do with getting our adopted kids.

“You wanna bet?” he said. “No way could we agree to have this many kids without kissing a lot!”

SO there you have it.


  1. So cute! I think it’s great that your kids see that. Jeff and I never hesitate to kiss and hug in front of our kids. Of course, my 9 year old son, Patrick, is getting possessive of me. Now, when he sees Jeff hugging on me, he will walk up and say, “Hey, are you messing with my woman?” Then, they will play fight over me for a while. Sure makes a woman feel good to have a couple of guys fight over her!!!

  2. That is hysterical!!!

    Off to kiss my husband 😉

  3. That is too funny! I love when kids say silly stuff like this!

  4. This sounds like a spot for those quaker chewy granola bar commercials that used to air a lot, you know with the kids who need to “not talk so much”, so give ’em a chewy snack!- (especially funny when it happens to someone else) Our kids when they see us kissing, groan and remind us that “THERE ARE KIDS IN THE ROOM!”

  5. Kids just have a way, don’t they…too cute!

  6. Haha. Our favorite rude question is “Don’t you guys know how they (meaning babies) happen?” to which we always answer, “Yes, do you need us to explain it to you?”

  7. That’s the most precious response any husband could ever have : ) I love it!!! : ) And it’s TRUE!!!! ; )

  8. what a great story!!!! I love sayings like that! Oh how she’ll “love” hearing about that story during her teen years! On your advice I read “There is no me without you”…..I could not put it down- amazing book and should be read by every American……..I can’t say enough about it….thank you for suggesting it .

  9. cute:)
    I just stopped by to tell you you’re on the front page of wordpress as a hot blog;)
    Woo hoo

  10. love that story.

  11. I guess my dh has a lot of kissing to look forward to. =)

  12. That’s cute. I think your kids should always see your love for each other. I say if you’ve got it, flaunt it!


  13. My dad always called kissing uptown shopping for downtown trouble!