Thursday, March 18, 2010

The things they say

This forward has been doing the rounds ever since e-mail was invented, but this was the first time it was sent to me after my kids became verbal. It was an amusing read then, but now I know all of them could well be true.

Enjoy! I know you will.



1) NUDITY
I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'
My older one has seen the picture of a lingerie model, and commented the flowers in her hair.
2) OPINIONS
On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'
I am so taking this advice!
3) KETCHUP
A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle, the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'
Yup! This has been relayed to me once as something their Papa was doing.
4) MORE NUDITY
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the womens' locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'
I can picture my younger one in a similar situation.

5) POLICE # 1
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? 'Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report. 'My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'
My kids has asked assorted people for help in doing things like this - can definitely happen with mine.
6) POLICE # 2
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked.
'It sure is,' I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What did he do?'
Been there, done that!
7) ELDERLY
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'
Kids haven't met the Tooth Fairy yet :-(

8) DRESS-UP
A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.'
'And why not, darling?'
'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.'
Neither of us really gets a hangover, so the connection hasn't been made yet.
9) DEATH
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The ministers' son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Father, and unto the Son, and into the hole he goes.' (I want this line used at my funeral!)
;-)
10) SCHOOL
A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'
Both my kids have told me exactly this.
11) BIBLE
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out.
'What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boys' voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adams' underwear!'
Adam is not a part of their cultural make up, but if he were, this would definitely have happened.

9 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are so funny! I like both nudity ones. Kids see things so differently.

dipali said...

Too good, all of them!

Mason Canyon said...

I love these. Thanks for the laugh this morning. Children do have a way with words.

Ann Elle Altman said...

Those are really funny. I love them.

ann

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Kids are so real. How fun.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks for giving me a "laugh out loud" read. I was in a grouchy mood until now. :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Diane - they do, don't they?

@ Dipali - yes, each is a classic

@ Mason/ Ann/ Diane - kids are amazing, aren't they!

@ Patricia - in that case, I'm glad I posted it yesterday rather than scheduling it for Friday, as I intended.

Ron said...

The last one was priceless!!! :D

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Ron - yes, particularly so.

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