When our street was cleared of cars for an annual block party – my 4 year old asked: “Dad – who stole all the cars?” Only in NYC!
This twitter account may be worth following for fun pre-school sound bites
The Pee Wee football team had just completed an undeafted season to win the league championship. The boys gathered around after the game for a celebration photo and the parents all have their cameras ready to shoot.
The head coach, in the back row, barked out – “You boys just won the championship – so get your hands up and show them what number you are!” and he then help up his hand high with with his index finger proudly indicating that his team was “Number One”.
But many of the boys were signaling something different – some had their heads down look preplxed one even took off his cleats and socks… one of the dads asked – his son – “what are you doing” to which the 7 year old boy replied – “trying to figure out how to hold up my number – seventy-five”.
It was at that point that the coach realized what was going on and baked out again – “No you goofballs – not your jearsy number – the team’s number – we’re number one! Like this!”
(not sure on the source of this one)
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolf hound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, ‘People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?’ The Six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly
One day while visiting my mother’s home on Long Island I overheard my
children in the kitchen. My son said to his twin sister, “Kate, do you
know what a stool softener is?” She said, “Yeah, it’s the cushion on
the stool that Grandma always uses”. That was the end of that.
Thank you Alicia for a great example of “Kid Logic”!
A few weeks ago my daughter who is 13 and exceptionally bright was sitting in the kitchen putting on toe socks. If you dont know what these are they are like gloves for your feet. Each toe has an individual spot to go in. I walk into the kitchen and she says you know what they should invent? What I say? Mittens for your feet.
Um yeah Sarah, I think they already have those, they are called socks.
One day my 4 year old daughter Karlyn asked me if she was in my tummy when she was a baby. I told her yes, she then asked my if her brother Wyatt (who was then 3) was in my tummy too. I said yes he was. Then she said “WELL I WAS LINE LEADER.
Thanks to Kid Spirit.com for this one!
For many years, I had wanted to attend an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow at a very
large park in our city. Since we have a 15 yo exchange student this year, we
finally went. It was very crowded and I had to park over a mile from the venue. As
we walked along, our student took pictures of some fountains and we basically just
followed the crowd. My 9 and 6 year old daughters were excited and distracted me
from checking the name of the street closely.
When the event was over, it was very dark and as we walked along, the crowds began
to thin. We determined we had made a wrong turn and switched directions. At one
point my 6 year old said, “Down there!” Since she could not possibly know, we
trudged along and asked some other people we saw. We showed them the picture of the
fountains and they sent us a different way. It was getting later and later and it
was obvious we walked in circles. I was scared but trying not to show it. We were
all getting tired. Finally, after over an hour, we found the correct fountain and
turned the corner to see our lone car under the streetlights.
“I TOLD YOU!” yelled my six year old daughter! We laughed and it broke the tension. Ironically, had we
listened to the little one, we would have been on the street where the car was
Courtesy of Will and Guys Joke Site
Next year I hope to have some stories from the Logical Kid Community….but we are so new and I could not remember any of my own so I looked around the Internet and found this one. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thanks to the folks who have already submitted some fun stories. Be sure to check back to see them soon!
Thanksgiving Logic – Dad must be waiting for the biggest piece of pie!
Jolene was only 8 and lived with family in the country with her parents and brother. Consequently they did not often have visitors from the city. One day Jolene’s mother said that father was bringing two guests home for Thanksgiving supper.
After they had enjoyed the turkey, Jolene went to the kitchen to help her mother, and proudly brought in the first piece of pumpkin pie and gave it to her father. He then passed the plate to a guest. When Jolene came in with the second piece and gave it to his father, he again gave it to a guest.
This was too much for Little Jolene, who blurted out, ‘It’s no use, Daddy. The pieces are all the same size.
I also scanned a number of nice parent blogs this morning and thought this was a very nice thank you from a popular Mom Blogger. Enjoy!
Years ago when my son who is now 21 was being potty trained, I took him to a store called Courtesy Home Buiders. This was a store like Home Depot. He must have been 2-3 years of age. He was very good in the training stage but had this unique pose for doing number one. He would lift the toilet seat and use his left hand to hold the seat and lean against it. I mention this because you need to visualize this to get a better appreciation of the story. Well at the store we were getting things for a home project and Courtesy had unique toilet display. The toilets formed a circle with different layers forming a pyramid effect. Twenty toilets at the base and one single toilet at the top. Imagine the display towered about 15 feet high. Well, guess who climbed the display and stood at the top toilet for all to see and he proceeded to use the toilet. He was very proud of being successful. The store manager was not so pleased and I could never properly explain to my son why there was no water in the toilet to flush. Oh and I never did ask him why he chose the top toilet either.