Reminds me of the old TV show "Kids say the Darndest Things" As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old > daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen > anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all > kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling > over my answers, she remarked, "My mom has some of > those, but I don't think she knows how to use > them." > > ***** > > Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, > Carolyn, I got a little wistful. "In ten years," I > said, "you'll want to be with your friends and you > won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you > do now. > > Carolyn shrugged. "In ten years you'll be too old > to do all those things anyway." > > ****** > > Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult > assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One > day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old > Lizzie her injection. > > "No, no, no!" she screamed. > > "Lizzie," scolded her mother, "that's > not polite behavior." > > With that, the girl yelled even louder, "No, thank > you! No, thank you!" > > ****** > > On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson > innocently said to my son, "Dad, I know babies come > from mommie's tummies, but how do they get there in the > first place?" > > After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally > spoke up in disgust, "You don't have to make up > something, Dad. It's okay if you don't know the > answer." > > ***** > > Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my > eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. > "I'm going to be away for a long time," I told > him. "I'm going to Iraq ." > > "Why?" he asked. "Don't you know > there's a war going on over there?" > > ***** > > Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for > children stricken with cancer, > AIDS, and blood diseases. One afternoon, he and his wife, > Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A > counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients > wouldn't know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, > "That's the man who made this camp possible. Maybe > you've seen his picture on his salad dressing > bottle?" Blank stares. > > "Well, you've probably seen his face on his > lemonade carton." > > An eight-year-old girl perked up. "How long was he > missing?"