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Out of the mouths of babes...

kids say the funniest thingsDo you remember the Art Linkletter show, "Kids Say the Darnedest Things"? I had my own little version of the Art Linkletter show going on yesterday, I just had to share the story with you.

The house was first on our list of 7 homes. The showing instructions said "Call list office, log in and go". So I did. (I also made a call to the listing agent and left a message, never heard back.) I was told the house was vacant, just go and sell!

The house is a small cottage in a lake community. As I pulled up I realized someone was there. They were unaware of the showing, but as long as we didn't mind the grandkids, 2 boys, 4 and 5 years old, then by all means come in! The boys followed us around the entire time, I tried to keep them occupied when I realized they were not going to let my clients really look at the house. I got to see pirate ships and sailboats, cars and trucks, all sorts of fun things.

Off we went to the other homes on our list. At the end of the tour my client asked if we could go back to the first house again. Sure, no problem! The owners had been so kind before, certainly they would be happy to see us coming back for a second look! I was right, they were thrilled. They answered all sorts of questions my clients and I had, they were VERY helpful!

Again the boys descended on us like stink on poop. Right underfoot, from one room to the next. And this is a very small house, my clients were being so patient and kind to them. Mrs. Client turns to the boys and asks them if they are twins...

With a big smile the older one answers...

irish twins

That sent my clients and myself into a fit of laughter and their grandparents blushing! He continues on...

"Lots of people think we're regular twins, Mommy says we're IRISH TWINS".

Yes indeed, out of the mouths of babes. A perfect Art Linkletter moment!

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 30 commentsAndrea Swiedler • July 25 2011 10:32PM


Oh how cute is this....Irish Twins!  The things we enjoy while doing our jobs!  It's so nice to hear the ighter side!  Thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 7 years ago

You are so right - leave it up to the kids. I was at an open  house yesterday and a family with came through. The youngest boy said he really liked the house and if his parents bought it he wanted me to stay. I don't know where that came from but it was a nice compliment.

Posted by Linda Urbick, Selling San Ramon Valley - 925-786-5132 (RealtyOne Group) over 7 years ago


That is funny, and so cute. They only know what mommy told them, amd like good boys. they believed it!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

Oh, boy, I feel like I'm missing the joke here...what are Irish Twins? (and I'm part Irish, I s'pose I should know better)....

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 7 years ago

Gayle- siblings born within a 12 month period.  My last Aunt and Uncle were 11 months apart (Irish Twins)

Andrea- I bet mom blushed a little when Grandma picked up the kids. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Gayle - thank you so much for asking.  I totally didn't get it and I was reading the comments and hoping to figure it out!!    We Italians don't have anything like that!!!

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 7 years ago

Very cute two oldest brothers are Irish Twins.............11 months apart almost to the day.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Hosai, you are welcome!

Anna Banana, it was too funny! It is really such a derogatory term, I was thinking if mom had been there she would have been so embarrassed!

Linda, how cute was that? LOL, kids are so funny!

Richard, they do only know what they hear, and that is what makes it even funnier. That is why Art Linkletter had such a great show!

Gayle, I see you found out!

Tammy, Irish twins in your family huh? LOL.. my grandkids are almost Irish Twins.. :D

Bill & Cyndi, you don't have to be Irish to have Irish twins.. you should google it!

Roger, oh my, I don't know how moms handle that... I am too tired to even think about that, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

HI Andrea, what a cute story! Definitely a great Art Linkletter moment!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 7 years ago

Hi, Andrea -- I am dating myself, because I remember that show and enjoyed it.  I also enjoyed Bill Cosby's similar show -- he is always great around children (and both gentleman demonstrated that you don't need to be off color to be very funny and entertaining)

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Andrea, that is so cute...I wonder if they knew what that meant! I love what kids say so in my journay that I started when the kids were born, I keep a section called "Look Who's Talking!" Here I go back and read them when I need a laugh!

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Andrea, that is funny. Hopefully the buyers got a chance to appreciate the house as well.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Cute, Andrea!  My younger brother and I are sort of Irish twins.  I always wished he as a real twin or at least a big brother.  Now I really appreciate him!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Andrea! I had to Google that phrase because I guess I am too sheltered! How funny! I am going to have to remember that!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago

Andrea - that's both a heartwarming and hilarious story - thank you for sharing!  I used to LOVE the Art Linkletter show!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) over 7 years ago

Andrea- I loved that show!!! Wouldn't you love to have a recorder around to catch those priceless moments.  My friend's youngest daughter always kept us in stitches. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Learned something new today.

Never heard about Irish Twins, and glad I wasn't the only one. But how did that description come about? Had to google it and found this

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 7 years ago


How do you get your listings on the sidebar???

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 7 years ago

Andrea - I didn't know what Irish twins were either, but I should have put two and two together when you said they were 4 and 5 years old.  I hope your clients weren't Irish!

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 7 years ago

That's hysterical, Andrea. My Irish family always referred to Irish twins as those born less than NINE months apart. But then again, maybe that's because the local milk man was Irish...

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Andrea, that is hilarious! Ooopsie! Loved it.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 7 years ago wonderful.  I hope your clients bought the house after that entertainment.

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 7 years ago

Hey, Andrea!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.


Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

A very cute and funny story. I also had not heard of this term. Learn something new everyday here in the rain.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago

Hi Andrea,  Fun story and thanks to Gayle for asking.  I've never heard that saying before !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 7 years ago

I'm another one that never heard the term before and thank Gayle for asking.  I was about to google it too.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 7 years ago

What a cute story!  There is never a dull moment when little kids are around! 

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 7 years ago

Very cute, Andrea!   I had forgotten about that show, and how cute those kids were....  kids can say the cutest things!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I guess I’m too young. I don’t remember Art Linkletter, and I have no idea what Irish twins are. Will have to Google that.

Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) over 7 years ago

Hi Andrea - When my kids were little I used to interview them as if they were on that show, and I wrote down their answers.  Really funny to read them to my now-grown girls!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 7 years ago