Preston: Daddy, I saw you on top of the fence yesterday.
Daddy: Oh, really? I don't remember being on the fence.
Preston: I saw you, it was really funny.
Me: What was Daddy doing on the fence?
Preston: I don't know, he was up there and then he fell off.
This conversation just happened to take place after Phillip mentioned to me that he was "on the fence" about some decision.
And there is this one:
Preston: Nana, why was her head cut off?
Nana: Where did he hear that?
Me: *Shrugs* What are you talking about, Preston?
Preston: Her head, why was it cut off?
None of us were quite sure where to go with that... until suddenly I realized that Nana had just said, describing a co-worker, that she was "running around like a chicken with her head cut off".
This is just proof that kids hang on to your every word. They may not obey every word, but they hear it.