I think the REAL verbiage is "out of the mouths of babes", but I was afraid some of my readers might be misled on the word "babes".
A young mommy and daddy brought their baby and the 7 year old in to register.
Since I sometimes relate better to kids than grown ups, I started a conversation with the 7 year old. He told me HE was going to sleep in the top bunk because the baby was too small. Once you got him started you couldn't turn him off...but he was so cute, so we kept the conversation going a while longer.
I was trying to finish checking his mommy and daddy in and apparently he didn't like that HE wasn't getting all of the attention. He stood on his tippy toes so he could look in the office, held up his middle finger and said "Do you know what this is?"
Before I could think of how to handle the situation, he blurted out 'IT IS MY BOOGER PICKING FINGER!' and proceeded to show me how to use it the right way. His parent's could have died right then and there. I told them not to worry because I wasn't sure WHAT he was going to say about his middle finger! I also reminded them that their days of being embarrassed by their kids is a LONG way from being over!
Oh, yeah, out of the mouths (and noses) of kids!
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