KIDS SAY THE DARNEST THINGS – LAUGHTER FOR THE SOUL

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Hello, everyone! Since this next month centers on love, courtship and couples. I thought I’d give you a few laughs and smiles. Here’s what our children think about courtship and marrigage.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE?

“I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.” — Manuel, age 8

WHEN DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT GET MARRIED?

“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” — Tom, age 5

“[Being] single is better . . . for the simple reason that I wouldn’t want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I’d figure something out. I’d just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing.” — Kirsten, age 10

WHAT KIND OF MAN DO YOU WANT TO MARRY?

“My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.” — Carolyn, age 8

WHAT ABOUT MARRIAGE?

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” — Kenny, age 7

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND?

“When somebody’s been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, ‘I’ll take you for a whole life, or at least until we have kids and get divorced.'” — Anita, 9

WHAT ABOUT FINDING A HUSBAND?

Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one.” — Angie, age 10

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LOVE?

“Love is foolish…but I still might try it sometime.” — Floyd, age 9

“I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.” — Regina, age 10

“Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.” — Dave, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT KISSING?

“Never kiss in front of other people. It’s a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours.” — Kally, age 9

“It’s never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That’s why I stopped doing it.” — Tammy, age 10

“I know one reason kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn’t always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses.” — Gina, age 8

(on seeing a couple kissing) “He is trying to steal her chewing gum!” — Boy, age 6

THE GREAT DEBATE: IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them!” (Lynette, 9) 

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” (Kenny, 7)

CONCERNING WHY LOVE HAPPENS BETWEEN TWO PARTICULAR PEOPLE

“No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That’s why perfume and deodorant are so popular.” (Jan, 9) 

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF TWO ADULTS EATING DINNER AT A RESTAURANT ARE IN LOVE?

“Just see if the man picks up the check. That’s how you can tell if he’s
in love.” (John, 9)

“Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food.” (Brad, 8) 

“It’s love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They like to order those because it’s just like how their hearts are.. on fire.”
(Christine, 9)

HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE?

“Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work.” (Tom, 7) 

“Don’t forget your wife’s name…That will mess up the love.” (Roger,8) 

“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” (Randy, 8)

I can’t believe how smart our children are. When I was the age of these children, I knew nothing about love, marriage or kissing.  On second thought, I did have a boyfriend kiss me under the porch. Also, around eight or nine, the same boy told me, “I’ll show you my pee pee if you show me your pee pee.” I thought for a moment, “Okay” and giggled. He pulled down his pants and I looked. I think I said, “Oh my goodness,” and scurried out from underneath the porch.  This ended the boyfriend and girlfriend thing. Again in fifth grade, a boy named Dennis and I used to walk home from school holding hands. Not until I reached sixth grade and the girls and boys were each divided to view a movie on the “birds and the bees,”  did I learn anything about how babies were born.

Take care. Remember Jesus is our creator. If you don’t know him, CONFESS your sins. REPENT. ASK Jesus to come into your life. He will. ACCEPT the gift. TELL someone you are now a Christian. ATTEND a church that believes in the Bible from cover to cover. John 3:16 “For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have ever lasting life.”

My next blog is tomorrow, January 31  on Bible Verses Food For the Soul and on Sunday, February 2, my usual blog. God bless you each and everyone of you. sle 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS – CHILDREN SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

 

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Hi everyone!

Well, Christmas is fast approaching. For some of us facing the uncertainty of the future: loss of jobs, sign up for Obama Care Act (excuse me, Affordable Care Act), and the government which seems to be compared to swarming bees buzzing and getting nothing done!  It’s difficult to maintain the Christmas spirit.

For some of us, Christmas can bring sadness especially for those of us who can’t spend time with our family or love ones. For some of us, strapped by finances, this is a hard time because the wallet is small, but the heart is big. No matter what others may say, and I’ve heard plenty of them. We parents wanted and tried to, want to get the best for our children we can possibly afford.  Did I include grandparents? So, a little bit of joviality is needed to make us smile and remember the reason for the season. Last night PBS, broadcasted a beautiful, Christmas program, and the message of Jesus rang out while both my husband and I sang or hummed along with the Christmas songs of old. This helped for the Christmas spirit to exist for that time in our home. 

We are financially broke this Christmas because of medical expenses and because a car broke down which emptied out the bank account saved for Christmas presents for our family especially our grandchildren plus two birthdays. When I read this antidote to my husband, laughter erupted and the effect produced lightness in our day.

CHILDREN AND THEIR RENDITION OF THE NATIVITY SCENE

And so it came to pass a long, long, very long time ago — maybe 100 or even 300 years ago, according to the experts in first grade at Holy Family Regional Catholic School — Jesus was born in a stable with some cows and a sheep …

They’re our guardian angels,” Jairus said.

We humans can’t see these angels “because they’re in heaven, and we’re not in heaven yet,” William said.

“But they fly down,” Hannah said.

After the birth, the baby had more visitors, they said.

“Then guys with camels, saviors, came to see the Baby Jesus,” Jairus said.

“So they could visit and see what Baby Jesus looked like,” William said.

“And to give him presents,” Anthony said.

“Bread and wine,” Carson said.

“And a leaf,” Hannah said.

“I only know, like, one gift,” Tom said. “They gave him gold.”

“The Three Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus, so that’s why Santa Claus brings us gifts and toys,” Emily said. “And Santa Claus comes every Christmas — comes down your chimney, or your air vent if you don’t have one.”

“Santa Claus is St. Nicholas, I think,” Seth said.

But Christmas isn’t just about what gifts they’re hoping for, which include a telephone for Emily, who lost her other one, a portable game system for Thomas, and a bicycle for Seth. The children were part of a school-wide campaign to raise money to buy gifts and to donate food for hungry families through the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

“We already have, um, $183,” Seth said. “That’s going to buy two bikes. Or nine. Or it will be enough money to buy a house.”

And the children bring food donations for the pantry all year long.

“For the poor,” Emily said.

“So they don’t have to look for food,” Thomas said.

This antidote was posted on December 23, 2008. I hope this brought a little smile and a few laughs.

http://www.mlive.com/living/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2008/12/kids_say_the_darndest_things_a.html

HERE IS A PERSONAL ANTIDOTE

Many years ago, in the northwest where snow or rain falls in December, the church my family attended, decided to have a manger scene for the congregation.  Hmm, no about six decades ago, (Gosh I’m getting old!). The different characters of the Nativity scene were dressed in their various garbs their parents lovingly made for this skit. Mary truly looked saintly with her baby. (Not a real baby, though.) There weren’t any donkeys or cattle to be found. The shepherds walked in and said their parts as they held their homemade staffs while the wise men brought forth their gifts. Of course, they weren’t riding any camels. 

However their was an oddity in this scene. My brother played the role of Joseph. He was five-years-old at the time.  He threw a connipton fit because the women who directed the skit wanted him to take off his rubber boots. My brother refused because my mother told him he couldn’t remove his galoshes for any reason.  He was determined to mind my mother.

Joseph now wore rubber boots as he stood by Marry and recited his piece which brought plenty of laughter to those observing this drama. This memory down through the years has brought many a laugh and a smile.  

To my brother, David, I love you and yes, I’ll never forget. Merry Christmas.

Remember Jesus is the reason for the season. He chose to come to earth, so we all could be saved. What a wonderful gift He gives us. If you don’t know the Lord, Believe, He died on the cross and rose again for all of us, so we can have eternal life. Confess your sins (those things you’ve done wrong). Accept the gift. Tell someone.  Remember John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have ever lasting life.

I’ll post the continuation of the Bible story of the Nativity Scene, tomorrow, December 13 and on Sunday, December 15 I’ll post my normal blog. God bless you all and Merry Christmas. sle