33 Touching Things Kids Say to Their Parents

Children are so honest, which is sometimes not so great! But often they surprise you with an observation or declaration that is really touching. We asked Mykidstime parents “What is the most touching thing your child has said to you?”. Read on to find out the most Touching Things Kids Say to Their Parents. Warning…have the tissues at the ready!

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#1. My then 8yr old son wrote me a card for Fathers Day…as I was a single mum.
Inside he wrote….”Dear Mum…thanks for being the best 2 parents ever rolled into one…your the best mum and dad any kid could wish for and I love you more than words can say.”

Needless to say I still have this card more than 14yrs later and read it when having a crappy day. – Rebecca W

#2. I was getting ready to take my son to Pre K last yr (he was 4) well I found him in our bathroom rubbing my lotion all over his tummy and legs. I asked him what he was doing and he told me “Mommy I want to smell like you allllll day!” How can I scold him for that ?! ❤ – Roxy S

#3. My 6 year old turned around last week and thanked me for having her new baby sister! While her 2.5yr old sister melted me when she came out with ‘Mammy Hannahs pretty, I love Hannah.’ Or a couple of weeks ago I put a dress on to feel little dressed up and to hide all the bits as just out of hospital from having the baby and 2.5 yr old pops out with ‘Mammy is a princess’ she nearly had me blubbering (damn hormones ) – Sarah D

#4. I was going to work one day and told my daughter I had to go to get money for our holiday so she went and got her little purse and said “Daddy I’ve been keeping this money so you don’t have to leave for work anymore” gets me everytime – Gary W

#5. My 3 year old little girl started telling me all the time that I was the best Mama in the whole world and she loved me more than sparkly shoes and sweeties 🙂 – Danielle W

#6. My 19mo “mumumumumum” he’s been calling me dad since he first spoke I almost cried. My now 6yo said a flower was pretty like me. – Emma M

#7. He said “I love the way you always remember PE day and uniform day Mammy, some Mammies don’t” – Lisa H

mum and daughter laughing

#8. You are my best friend mammy and even when you are old I’ll still love you. – Michelle C

#9. When I said to an adult I definitely wasn’t good at singing and my little girl said “Mummy u sing lovely to us”. – Lorraine M

#10. “When I grow up I want to be just like you… and then we can be twins…”❤️ – Anne-Marie N

#11. I have bad kidneys and my youngest son told me not to long ago that he wished he could trade kidneys with me so I would stop being sick and in pain. Made me cry especially when I said no that would make him sick and I would never do that and he said he would rather be sick them me be sick – Lori P

#12. My girl told me I looked super cool and I was her best friend she’s 4 – Gillian D

Recommended Reading: The Last Time Poem

#13. Before I even leave my 3 yr old says “I miss u mommy, mommy come back cuz I’m missing u” – Nimer L

Touching things kids say Dad and Daughter

#14. I was a single father with four children and attended my young daughters Mothers Day event at school where Mothers received cards they had made. My girl presented me with a card to Daddymum for mothers day. I had to go outside to hide my tears – John S

#15. When I said to my 6 yo girl, “you are a very pretty and good child, thank you” , She said “you are a very good mom, that’s why I’m so good “… – Filiz I


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