In France, where I’m from, we tell children that Easter eggs fall from the sky — dropped by church bells flying back from Rome (long story short). When I told this to my 4-year-old girl, she said: That’s stupid! I’m too small, how am I gonna get those stuck in the trees?

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:19 pm in Religion Comments

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Elevator! Elevator! — Margaux, age 4, after I asked her to call the elevator.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 09:40 am in Technology, Words Comments

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My daughter (7) asks my son (4) if he would prefer to live with Mommy or with Daddy if we were to divorce. His answer: Neither. I would go live with Grandpa and Grandma, to punish them.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 06:57 pm in Family Comments

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After a very long car trip crossing two countries, my 4-year-old girl wakes up and deduces, with relief: So… all roads are bound to all roads…  Then, thoughtfully: If there were gaps… we would fall… 

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 02:09 pm in Geography Comments

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My younger girl was born prematurely and had to stay in an incubator for two months. I regularly took my older girl, age 21/2, to visit her.
Time passed, and my younger finally joined us home. A few days after her arrival, my older one announced: Mommy, it’s enough, I think we can put her back in her box now.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:24 pm in Family Comments

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Mommy, I couldn’t have come out of your belly, because there’s no door in your belly!

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:53 pm in Life, Science Comments

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I don’t think Santa exists, because deers can’t fly since they don’t have wings. — NKL, age 7.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:10 am in Science Comments

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You told me babies are made when parents get married. Does that mean Jane and John got married three times???! — NKL, 7, talking about parents of three.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:04 am in Family, Science Comments

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Soooooo, Dad, before the Big Bang, …  — NKL, age 7.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:01 am in Science Comments

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At dinner table, my step-mother compliments my soup, saying how rich it is. I notice my 4-year-old boy starting to stir his bowl frantically… After a while, he looks up, confused, and asks: Where’s the money?

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 05:42 pm in Money Comments

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We’re at a pizzeria. My 6-year-old suggests I get the four-cheese pizza. I tell him there might be too much cheese for me in that one, to which he answers: Order a three-cheese pizza!

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 09:18 am in Food, Words Comments

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I hear my sons (6 and 9) fighting pretty loudly, so I decide to check on them. As I reach the hallway, the older bursts out of their room and cries (talking about his brother): Dad, he’s ruining my childhood!

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:54 pm in Family Comments

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Why does it get colder the higher you go even though you’re getting closer to the sun? — Damian, age 11.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 04:22 pm in Science Comments

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I bet it’s to let us stay in and play video games — Adrian, age 9, after I commented on the sudden bad weather one morning during our summer beach vacation.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 09:43 am in Toys Comments

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My 6-year-old son is devouring half a watermelon. I tell him: “Make sure to spit out the seeds otherwise a watermelon plant will grow in your tummy.” He looks at me as if I were crazy and answers: That’s impossible, Dad! There’s no sunlight in my belly.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:42 pm in Food, Science Comments

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