Friday, January 29, 2010

Kids...You Just Gotta Love 'Em !!

One thing about it...If you have kids around the house, then you know very well that sometimes they remember the wrong things!

They forget so easily the things we try and teach them, and can always find a truly embarrassing time to have perfect recall about things better forgotten.

Then there is the case of them hearing things slightly different than the rest of us. All a parent can do is to maintain a very good sense of humor about the whole thing! The only other alternative, as I see it, is to go running and screaming out of the house...pulling your hair out as you run!

Whether or not it's your kids, or someone Else's... sooner or later, you just have to laugh about it, ya know? Here's a couple of examples of what I'm talking about.


3-year-old Reese :
'Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.

A little boy was overheard praying:
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am.'


After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied,
'That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys.'


One particular four-year-old prayed,
'And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.'


A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service,
'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?'
One bright little girl replied,
'Because people are sleeping.'


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
' Ryan , you be Jesus !'


A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
'Daddy, what happened to him?' the son asked.
'He died and went to Heaven,' the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
'Did God throw him back down?'


A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
'Would you like to say the blessing?'
'I wouldn't know what to say,' the girl replied.
'Just say what you hear Mommy say,' the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
'Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?'

Now, I know that something like this might sound familiar! If it doesn't yet, don't will! Just one of the fun things to look forward to as a parent!

Life's just full of surprises, isn't it? Might as well prepare yourself for all that's to come down the rocky road of parenthood!

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit in the kitchen a bit. Want to share some childhood laughs?


Diane-Sage said...

Oh so true Mr. Jim...oh so true! Like Art Linkletter used to say..."The kids say the darnest things!"
Have a great Friday!

Ken said...

...bad thing about children,puppies and kittens !?...they gotta grow

Rae said...

Sweet - out of the mouths of babes. If only they stayed that innocent!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sage...
We just have to be prepared! It's always a surprise when they come up with something new, that's for sure!

Thanks, Diane, for dropping in today!

Hey Ken...
Ain't it the truth, my friend...ain't it the truth! A shame they have to face the real world in the condition it's in!

Thanks for coming by, buddy!

Hey Rae...
That's so true! And unfortunately, once lost it can never be regained!

Innocence is lost way too early!

Tanks for the visit, Rae!

Anonymous said...

True story of my 4 year old nephew, now 17:

He's in church and attempting to recite prayer. The best he can come up with is 'Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater'.

Well, old man sitting in pew in front of him hears this and laughs, shooting his false teeth out of his mouth onto pew. Little girl next to nephew sees this and horrified, shrieks loud enough to stop the services.

My brother looks at his son, who is looking pretty pleased - church ain't so boring after all.

Baby Sis (Texas Red) said...

Bubba -

Always good for a laugh, this time a big belly guffaw for Anon's story. Also found The Daft Hermit's blogsite thru you here - wonderful use of words there; looking forward to following.

Have a peaceful, damp, and cool day...

Momlady said...

Thank you for the morning chuckles. And NO there will be no before and after pictures if I can help it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon :14...
That's the kind of thing that makes us laugh matter how embarrassing it is at the time!

You have to wonder how something can bring us such joy one minute, and be such a pain in the backside at others!

Glad both of mine are long grown up!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sis...
Texas Red, huh? Does that mean that you will be starting a blog pretty soon? I think you should!

That is a good story about the teeth in church...for sure!

Andy (the Daft Hermit) is very good with words and REALLY good at micro photography! His wife an artist with hand made things, and that's how they make their money. Selling pictures and crafts! Traveling all over Scotland and living in a converted bus!

How cool is that?

Hey, Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
Gee, I was really looking forward to seeing a picture of you in a bikini...with a great tan!

Guess I'll have to bribe your daughter to sneak a pic for me!

I'm glad you enjoyed the post...and glad you could come by for a visit!

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One,
Great post. Kids are so funny when they are young and just say what comes to their minds. Some of them just use their little faces to get a point across.
Going to try that corn bread today, I will just have to wing it. If I don't say anything about it you will know it was not good. LOL

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
I have faith in you! I'll bet that it turns out OK...and I'll eat it regardless!

Right you are about the look on the faces of the little ones saying a lot! How many times as a parent do we get that "look"?

Send me some of that cornbread by e-mail, OK? Or better yet, bring some by! That way I can give you a hug!

Thanks for coming by today, Sweetie1

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful :-) Thanks for the laughes!

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Always a pleasure to see you...and I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Felinae said...

Thank you for sharing these and bringing me some laughs today. :D

I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!


HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Always glad to make you grin a bit, my friend! Hope the weather there is co-operating with you.

Thanks for coming by today!

AutumnRose said...

these are so innocently hilarious--thanks for starting my day off with a laugh!

HermitJim said...

Hey Autumn Rose...
Good to see you today! you know, it's a shame sometimes that we don't see things through the eyes of a child! Kids can be both a blessing and an education for us all!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by today!

Kris said...

I was teaching my oldest (4 yrs old at the time) Proverbs 3:5-6. Here's what she repeated later...

Trust in the Lord with all your strength, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your bad ass straight.

She got the message, just not the words!

Enjoy the coffee.

Did it MY way said...

Morning Jim;
Thanks for the laugh. I needed one. Still tired from the last land search trip.

See Ya

HermitJim said...

Hey Kris...
Well, at least she tried! Good thing she didn't recite it in Sunday school, huh?

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey Tony...
Sorry that the long miles didn't add up to a land purchase! When it's right, I guess it will just pop-up out of no where!

Good luck on the hunt...and thanks for coming by today!

Beth said...

Funny!I see and hear similar things almost everyday with the twins!
Remember the story of Dee Causey's youngest son and the communion service? I have never forgotten it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Yep, they are at the age where they start to say their own version of what they hear! Should get interesting, for sure!

Hey, thanks for coming by today, Sis!

Dunappy said...

Those are some cute things. My 3 year old nephew came up with his own doozy just this past week.
He told my sister " mom I don't want to go to bed, It makes me tired"