Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Children Say the Funniest Things!














Kids say the funniest things....


During high school, our concert band did an exchange with a high school band from Rossford, Ohio. As part of the experience, our family hosted two young men from Rossford for supper. One student was African-American, and one was Caucasian, and they were both named Bill. Little brother Matt said,"You guys have the same name. Are you brothers?" It was a great ice-breaker for getting to know the out of town band members!

At Sunday School, a youngster forgot his offering and younger brother Todd said, “That's okay, they let you in for free.”

Robin, when she was about 4, and I was 8, asked me what Purgatory was (probably because our next door neighbor cousins were of the Catholic faith.) I tried to explain to her that Purgatory was a place where Catholic people went after they died. As if a light bulb went off in her head she said, “Okay, so Catholics go to Purgatory when they die, and Lutherans go to a cemetery!”

My sister Robin and our cousin Susan are pictured below.



















My father often did plumbing work over at Kelleys Island. Whenever he mentioned the island, baby sister Kellie seriously thought it was HER island! She would tell everyone that "Daddy's going to work at my island."

I still find that children are honest, curious, and often they say the funniest things. Having a big family, there seems to be a steady flow of funny events and interesting happenings. We miss having Mom and Dad around to retell their favorite stories about the things their children and grandchildren said through the years!

5 comments:

Joan said...

Delightful stories! I especially like the "Bill" story.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks for stopping by, Joan! My three youngest siblings were SO much younger than me, that I felt like I was a "second Mom" to them...and I can recall so many of the funny things they did and said! We are still close to this day!

And of course I love the two sib's that were close in age to me too!

Greta Koehl said...

These are great! My husband and I have always meant to write down some of the funny things our daughters said when they were little. That's definitely a project I should get started on.

Apple said...

Precious! I also especially like the the Bill story.

Dorene from Ohio said...

I'd love to hear the funny things that the children in your lives have said :)