From the Mouths of Babes

The Good Samaritan

The Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead.

She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the drama.

Then she asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?"

Jenny, a thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, "I think I'd vomit!" 

Special Forces

Ten year old Mikey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Vacation Bible School.

"Well, Mommy, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead His Chosen People out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he used his cell phone to call headquarters for reinforcements. They called in an air strike of the Israeli Air Defense to take out the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."

"Now, Mikey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked.

"Well, no, Mom. But if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"

A Squirrelly Sermon

A pastor was giving the children's message during church. �For this part of the service, he would gather all the children around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them for children's church.

On this particular Sunday, he was using squirrels for an object lesson on industry and preparation. �He started out by saying, "I'm going to describe something, and I want you to raise your hand when you know what it is." The children nodded eagerly.

"This thing lives in trees (pause) and eats nuts (pause)..." No hands went up. �"And it is gray (pause) and has a long bushy tail (pause)..." The children were looking at each other, but still no hands raised. �"And it jumps from branch to branch (pause) and chatters and flips its tail when it's excited (pause)..."

Finally one little boy tentatively raised his hand. �The pastor breathed a sigh of relief and called on him. �"Well," said the boy, "I *know* the answer is supposed to be Jesus ... �but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me!"

Angels Explained by Children

I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold.
Gregory, 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget
why, but scientists are working on it.
Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven,
and then there's still the flight training to go through. And you got to
agree to wear those angel clothes.
Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something
Mitchell, 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main
subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
Daniel, 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when
he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
Reagan, 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an
angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow.
Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
Sara, 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good
Jared, 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go
for it. Antonio, 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on
helping me while she was still down here on earth.
Katelynn, 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets.
And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get
over i t.
Vicki, 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot
arrows at them.
Sarah, 7

Children's Bible in a Nutshell

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one,' but I think He must be a lot older than that.  Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world.
He split the Adam and made Eve.  Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. 

Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden.  Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.  
Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. 
One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.  
After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau,  because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.  
Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston.  
Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti Then He gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff.  Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.    
One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. 
After Joshua came David.  He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines.  My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me. After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them. 
After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of the New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.')
During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve opossums.  The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.
Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Republicans and all those guys  put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot.. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.
Anyway's, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again.  He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum.  His return is foretold in the book of Revolution. 

  God Is Like.....

A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:


He works miracles.


He's got a better idea.


He's the real thing.


He cares enough to send His very best.


He gets the stains out that others leave behind.


He brings good things to life.


He has everything.


Try him, you'll like Him.


You can't see him, but you know He's there.


He's ready when you are.


You're in good hands with Him.


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He holds through all kinds of weather.


Aren't you glad you have Him. Don't you wish everybody did.


Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination.

Don't Argue With These Kids

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah". The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was? The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without hesitating one little boy (the oldest in his family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael. He's a doctor.'" A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher. She's dead."

A teacher was giving a lesson on blood circulation. Trying to make the matter clear, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face." "Yes," the class said. "Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?" A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."


Birth Through a Child's Eyes

Betsy, a grammar-school teacher from Miami, remembers this Oscar-worthy birth tableau from one of her students...
I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and experience a little public speaking. And it gives me a break and some guaranteed entertainment.

Usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very out-going kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant.

"This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday. First, Mommy and Daddy made him as a symbol of their love, and then Daddy put a seed in my mother's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord."

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had a video camera rolling. The kids are watching her in amazement.

"Then, about two Saturdays ago, my mother starts going, 'Oh, oh, oh!'" Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans.
"She walked around the house for, like an hour, "Oh, oh, oh!'" Now the kid's doing this hysterical duck-walk, holding her back and groaning.
"My father called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my mother to lie down in bed like this." Erica lies down with her back against the wall.

"And then, pop! My mother had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!" The kid with her little hands is miming water flowing away. It was too much!

"Then the middle wife starts going push, push, and breathe, breathe. They start counting, but they never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff they said was from the play-center, so there must be a lot of stuff inside there."

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the
loudest. Ever since then, if it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder - just in case another Erica comes along.

A Three Year Old

It was late at night, and Heidi, who was expecting her second child, was home alone with her 3-year-old daughter, Katelyn. When Heidi started to go into labor she called 911. Due to a power outage at the time, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic asked Katelyn to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.

Very diligently, Katelyn did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his feet, and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Katelyn for her help, and asked the wide-eyed 3-year-old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. Katelyn quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place. Spank him again!"

Naked Woman

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my five-year-old shout from the back seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing  a seat belt!"


Toothbrush Logic

My son Zachary, 4, came screaming out of the bathroom to tell me he'd dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. So I fished it out and threw it in the garbage. Zachary stood there thinking for a moment, then ran to my bathroom and came out with my toothbrush. He held it up and said with a charming little smile, "We better throw this one out too then, 'cause it fell in the toilet a few days ago."


  Advance Disclaimer

On the first day of school, a first grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not  necessarily those of his parents."

  Busy Right Now

A woman was trying hard to get the catsup to come out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her four-year old daughter to answer the phone. "It's the minister, Mommy," the child said to her
mother.  Then she added, "Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now.  She's hitting the bottle."

  Zipper Secret

  A mother was showing her son how to zip up his coat. "The secret," she said, "is to get the left part of the zipper to fit in the other side before you try to zip it up." The boy looked at her quizzically... "Why does it have to be a secret?"

  Snow White

When my daughter was three, we watched Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs for the first time. The wicked queen appeared, disguised as an old lady selling apples, and my daughter was spellbound. Then Snow White took a bite of the poisoned apple and fell to the ground unconscious. As the apple rolled away, my daughter spoke up. "See, Mom. She doesn't like the skin either."

  New Scary Sight

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"


It's In The Bible

A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday School presentation. His mother, sitting in the front row to prompt him, gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it didn't help. Her son's memory was blank.  Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue, "I am the light of the world." The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud, clear voice  said, "My mother is the light of the world."

A teacher asked her students to draw a picture of their favorite Old Testament story, and as she moved around the class, she saw there were many wonderful drawings being done. Then she came across Johnny who had drawn a man driving an old car. In the back seat was a scantily-clad man and woman. "It's a lovely picture," said the teacher, "but which story does it tell?"  Johnny seemed surprised at the question. "Well," he exclaimed, "doesn't it say in the Bible that God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden?" 

Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked. 

An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, "They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead". 

A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He said, "Call for backup." 

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping." 

A Sunday school teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter." 

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to deal with sisters and brothers.  Without missing a beat, one little boy answered,  "Thou shall not kill." 

At Sunday school they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, Johnny what is the matter?  Little Johnny responded, "I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife." 

A very dirty little fellow came in from playing in the yard and asked his mother, "Who am I?" Ready to play the game she said, "I don't know! Who are you?" "WOW!" cried the child. "Mrs. Johnson was right! She said I was so dirty, my own mother wouldn't recognize me!" 

A wise schoolteacher sends this note to all parents on the first day of school: "If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. 

The Meaning of Wealth

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be.  They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. 

On their return from the trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"     "It was great, Dad." 

"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. 

"Oh Yeah" said the son. 

"So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. 

The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog and they had four." 

"We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end." 

"We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night." 

"Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole  horizon." 

"We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight." 

"We have servants who serve us, but they serve others." 

"We buy our food, but they grow theirs." 

"We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them." 

With this the boy's father was speechless.  Then his son added, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are." 

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession.  It is all based on one's perspective.  Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for all the bounty we have been provided, instead of worrying about wanting more. 

Actual Answers to Sixth Grade History tests

Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics.  They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere. 

The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.  One of their children, Cain, asked, "Am  I  my brother's son?" 

Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients.  Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments.  He died before he ever  reached Canada. 

Solomom had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. 

The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth. 

Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name. 

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice.  They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.  After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline. 

In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled biscuits, and threw the java. 

Eventually, the Romans conquered the Greeks.  History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long. 

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the  battlefields of Gaul.  The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king.  Dying,  he gasped out:"Tee hee, Brutus." 

Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them. 

Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was cannonized by Bernard Shaw. 

Finally Magna Carta provided that no man should be hanged twice for the same offense. 

In midevil times most people were alliterate. The greatest writer of the futile ages was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verses and also wrote literature. 

Another story was William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his son's head. 

Queen Elizabeth was the "Virgin Queen." As a queen she was a success.  When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted "hurrah." 

It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible.  Another important invention was the circulation of blood.  Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes  and started smoking.  And Sir Francis Drake circumcised  the world with a 100-foot clipper. 

The greatest writer of the Renaissance was>   William Shakespeare.  He was born in the year 1564,  supposedly on his birthday.  He never made much money  and is famous only because of his plays.  He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic  pentameter.  Romeo and Juliet are an example of a  heroicouplet.  Romeo's last wish was to be laid by Juliet. 

Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes.  He wrote Donkey Hote.  The next great author was John Milton.  Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained. 

During the Renaissance America began. Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic.  His ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Fe. 

Later, the Pilgrims crossed the ocean, and this was called Pilgrim's Progress.  The winter of 1620 was a  hard one for the settlers. Many died and many babies were born.  Captain John Smith was responsible for all this. 

One of the causes of the Revolutionary War was the English put tacks in their tea. Also, the colonists would send their parcels through the post without stamps. Finally  the colonists won the War and no longer had to pay for taxis. 

Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress.  Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and  Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of  Independence.  Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backwards and declared, "A horse divided against itself cannot stand."   Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead. 

Soon the Constitution of the United States was adopted to secure domestic hostility.  Under the constitution the people enjoyed the right to keep bare arms. 

Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent.  Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he was  born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands.  Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emasculation Proclamation.  On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show.  The believed assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposingly insane actor.  This ruined Booth's career. 

Meanwhile in Europe, the enlightenment was a reasonable time.  Voltaire invented electricity and also wrote a book called Candy.  Gravity was invented by Issac Walton.  It is chiefly noticeable in the autumn when the apples are falling off the trees. 

Johann Bach wrote a great many musical  compositions and had a large number of children.  In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic.  Bach died from 1750 to the present.  Bach was the  most famous composer in the world and so was Handel.  Handel was half German half Italian and half English. He was very large. 

Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf.  He was so deaf he wrote loud music.  He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him.  Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this. 

The French Revolution was accomplished before it  happened and catapulted into Napoleon.  Napoleon wanted an heir to inherit his power, but since Josephine was a  baroness, she couldn't have any children. 

The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the sun sets in the West.  Queen Victoria was the longest queen.  She sat on a thorn for 63 years.  She was a moral woman who practiced virtue.  Her death was the final event which ended her reign. 

The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions.  People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine.  The invention  of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.  Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.  Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbis.  Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the Organ of the Species.  Madman Curie discovered radio.  And  Karl Marx became one of the Marx brothers. 

Kids Comments on Love


"'How Do I Love Thee When You're Always Picking Your Nose?'" 

"'You Are My Darling Even Though You Also Know My Sister.'" 

"'I Love Hamburgers, I Like You!'" 

"'I Am in Love with You Most of the Time, but Don't Bother Me When I'm with My Friends.'" 

"'Hey, Baby, I Don't like Girls but I'm Willing to Forget You Are One!'" 

"'Honey, I Got Your Curly Hair and Your Nintendo on My Mind.'" 


"One of the people has freckles and so he finds somebody else who has freckles too." 

"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." 

"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." 


"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." 

"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." 


"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful." 

"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet." 

"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time." 


"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." 


"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they paid good money for them."

"They are just practicing for when they might have to walk down the aisle someday and do the holy matchimony thing." 


"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'Dinosaurs' is on television." 

"Love is foolish ... but I still might try it sometime."

"Yesterday I kissed a girl in a private place ... We were behind a tree." 

"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." 

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." 


"Sensitivity don't hurt." 

"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." 


"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores." 

"Shake your hips and hope for the best." 

"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." 

"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me." 


"Just see if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love." 

"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold ... Other people care more about the food." 

"Romantic adults usually are all dressed up, so if they are just wearing jeans it might mean they used to go out or they just broke up."

"See if the man has lipstick on his face." 

"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." 


"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day." 

"Some lovers might be real nervous, so they are glad that they finally got it out and said it and now they can go eat." 


"You learn it right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you." 

"It might help to watch soap operas all day." 


"When they're rich." 

"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you ... That's why I stopped doing it." 

"If it's your mother, you can kiss her anytime. But if it's a new person, you have to ask permission." 

"I look at kissing like this: Kissing is fine if you like it, but it's a free country and nobody should be forced to do it." 


"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." 

"Don't forget your wife's name ... That will mess up the love." 

"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." 

"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind ...Love isn't like picking what movie you want to watch." 

Kids' View of Science and Nature

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is really only centrificating.

Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and south.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.

There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.

Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.

Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don't why you should.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're there.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it's brother against brother.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers..

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.

In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's.

Clouds are high flying fogs.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.

Clouds just keep circling the earth around and around and around. There is not much else to do.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.

Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.

We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe.

Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.

A blizzard is when it snows sideways.

A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.

A monsoon is a French gentleman.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound..

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

The wind is like the air, only pushier.

Kids say the darnedest things--from teachers' journals

- The future of "I give" is "I take."

- The parts of speech are lungs and air.

- The inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.

- A census taker is man who goes from house to house increasing the population.

- Water is composed of two gins. Oxygin and hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and wat
- (Define H2O and CO2.) H2O is hot water and CO2 is cold water.

- A virgin forest is a forest where the hand of man has never set foot.

- The general direction of the Alps is straight up.

- A city purifies its water supply by filtering the water then forcing it through an aviator.

- The people who followed the Lord were called the 12 opossums.

- The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the bottom.

- We do not raise silk worms in the United States, because we get our silk from rayon. He is a larger worm and gives more silk.

- One of the main causes of dust is janitors.

- A scout obeys all to whom obedience is due and respects all duly constipated authorities.

- One by-product of raising cattle is calves.

- To prevent head colds, use an agonizer to spray into the nose until it drips into the throat.

- The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

- The climate is hottest next to the Creator.

- Oliver Cromwell had a large red nose, but under it were deeply religious feelings.

- The word trousers is an uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom.

- Syntax is all the money collected at the church from sinners.

- The blood circulates through the body by flowing down one leg and up the other.

- In spring, the salmon swim upstream to spoon.

- Iron was discovered because someone smelt it.

- In the middle of the 18th century, all the morons moved to Utah.

- A person should take a bath once in the summer, not so often in the winter.

Childrens Letters To God

Dear GOD, In Sunday school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation? -

Dear GOD, I read the Bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me. Love, 

Dear GOD, Are you really invisible or is that just a trick? 

Dear GOD, Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house? 

Dear GOD, Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? 

Dear GOD, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't You just keep the ones You have now? 

Dear GOD, Who draws the lines around the countries? 

Dear GOD, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? 

Dear GOD, What does it mean You are a Jealous God? I thought You had everything. 

Dear GOD, Did you really mean "do unto others as they do unto you"? Because if you did, then I'm going to fix my brother. 

Dear GOD, Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. 

Dear GOD, Why is Sunday school on Sunday? I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest. 

Dear GOD, Please send me a pony. I've never asked for anything before, You can look it up. 

Dear GOD, If we come back as something - please don't let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her. 

Dear GOD, My brother is a rat. You should give him a tail. Ha ha. 

Dear GOD, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. 

Dear GOD, I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over. 

Dear GOD, You don't have to worry about me. I always look both ways. 

Dear GOD, I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying. 

Dear GOD, I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it. 

Dear GOD, Of all the people who work for You I like Noah and David the best.

Dear GOD, My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right. They're just kidding, aren't they? 

Dear GOD, If You watch me in church Sunday, I'll show You my new shoes. 

Dear GOD, I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible. Love, 

Dear GOD, We read Thomas Edison made light. But in school they said You did it. So I bet he stoled your idea. Sincerely, 

Dear GOD: The bad people laughed at Noah - "You made an ark on dry land you fool." But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do. 

Dear GOD, I do not think anybody could be a better GOD. Well, I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are GOD already. 

Dear GOD, I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool!