Sunday, April 6, 2008

Wit & Wisdom of Children

From the Mouths of Babes: From 4 yrs old to 4th grade (in just one week).

Setting: High on the platform of a tube slide in a crowded park.
Child: Grandpa, grandpa!
Grandpa looking up at child: What? Are you afraid up there?
Child: No but I was wondering, how come you have so much hair in your nose?
Followed by peels of laughter from numerous parents who overheard the exchange.

Setting: Driving in a car in moderate traffic.
Child: A great deal of conversation.
Grandpa: Hold on, Sweetie. Grandpa's trying to concentrate on driving right now.
Child: What's the matter, can't you listen and drive at the same time?!

Setting: Dismissal time in a fourth grade class.
Child: Did you know Einstein married his cousin in Germany?
Substitute Teacher (me): Well, no. Actually I didn't know that.
Child: I think he had issues, don't you?

Moral of all of this: Everyone should spend a certain percentage of their time around kids. You'll be amazed at what you'll learn!

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