The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

August 19, 2013

Kids are so funny, but so smart

RICHMOND —

I was just thinking the other day about how smart kids are, but how funny some of their ideas are. If you stop and think about these, they actually make sense.

A lady rolled her elderly father in a wheelchair into the waiting room of a physician’s office. She left him and walked to the reception desk. As she was doing that, a small boy walked over to the man’s wheelchair, placed his hand on the man’s hand and said to him, “I know how you feel. My mom sometimes makes me ride in a stroller too.”

A grandmother was out bicycling with her 8-year-old granddaughter. She looked over at the child and said, “In ten years you’ll want to be with your friends and won’t go walking, biking and swimming with me like you do now.”

The child shrugged and answered, “In ten years you’ll be too old to do all those things anyway.”

A pediatric nurse was giving immunization shots to children. She started to give -year-old Lizzie her shot, and Lizzie screamed, “No, No, No.”

“Lizzie,” scolded her mother, “that’s not polite.”

With that, the girl yelled even louder, “No, thank you! No thank you!”

A dad and his son were in the car returning from a Cub Scout meeting. The boy innocently said to his dad, “Dad, I know babies come from Mommie’s tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?”

Dad hemmed and hawed awhile and the boy finally spoke again.

“Dad, you don’t have to make up something, it’s okay if you don’t know the answer.”

Just before a soldier was deployed to Iraq, he sat his 8-year-old son down and told him, “Son, I’m going to away for a long time. I’m going to Iraq.”

The boy replied, “Why do you want to go there, don’t you know there’s a war going on over there?”

The actor Paul Newman founded the Hole-in-the-Wall Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS or blood diseases. One day, he and his wife Joanne Woodward stopped to have lunch with the children. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn’t know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, “That’s the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you’ve seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle.”

Blank stares.

“Well, you’ve probably seen his face on his lemonade carton?”

An 8-year-old girl spoke up.

“How long were you missing?”

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