– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
With all of the troubles in the world today, it’s great to see life through the eyes of a child. Here are a few funny stories that are sure to brighten your day.
Marilyn Conley said that when she was taking her three-year-old granddaughter to Chick-fil-A for lunch, she couldn’t find a place to park near the entrance of the restaurant. When a car suddenly pulled out of a space near the front door, Marilyn said to herself, “Thank you, Jesus, for this amazing parking space.”
Hearing her grandmother’s words, the little girl said, “Mare Mare, that’s not Jesus! That’s a lady old like you driving that car!”
Kids can sure be literal!
I remember when one of our grandsons didn’t want to take a nap when he was about three years old. After he had been in his bed for maybe two or three minutes, he came out of his room and announced that he had finished his nap.
“You have to sleep,” I told him. “Your body will tell you when it’s time to get up.”
You can probably guess what he said next, “My body says it’s time.”
Well … back to his room he went … and two hours later he woke up.
And once when I asked readers of this blog to share their funny stories, Linda Thomas said: “Emma calls the fallen leaves of the pin oak ‘angels’ because of their shape. Yesterday she was picking them up as she and Jill walked to school but she was extra slow so Jill asked what she was doing. She said, ‘I’m picking up God. See? He’s lots bigger than the rest!’”
Then Linda added, “What a lovely perspective on life!” I agree!
Finally, there’s a funny story about a grandmother who was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: “We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire that hung from a tree in our front yard … We rode our pony … We picked wild raspberries in the woods.”
Wide-eyed, the little girl was taking it all in. Finally she said to her grandmother, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”
Do you remember a funny story about something your child or grandchild once said?
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The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart by Nancy Downing and Mary May Larmoyeux: This handy book helps generations learn from one another. Organized by month, it’s filled with 365 creative ideas that include getting-to-know-you activities, fun ways to teach Bible verses, easy-to-make games (paper and electronic), creative suggestions for making lasting memories, and much more.