We’re in Venice, Italy, on a vaporetto (water bus), and there’s a bell pepper floating in the canal. Adrian, my 7-year-old son, points at it and laughs: Mummy look, I didn’t know peppers were seafood!

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:35 pm in Food, Words Comments

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I asked my son, age 10, how he would choose who to marry and he answered: You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:45 pm in Love, Sports Comments

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

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 09:35 pm in Science Comments

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Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food. — Brad, age 8, describing how people in love act.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 05:26 pm in Food, Love Comments

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Mommy, you said it would be a shot; instead, it was a needle! — a boy, overheard at the hospital.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:19 pm in Health, Words Comments

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Lucas, 8 years old, is sad because both his parents have to leave on a business trip. He’s crying. His little sister, Taïs, 6, tells him: Lucas, Papa and Mama not home means we have more presents when they come back!

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:15 am in Family, Toys Comments

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When I called home one day, my six-year-old son answered the phone. “Hello,” he said, panting a little. I said, “Hi, Nick. Wow, you sound out of breath.” He replied: No, I have more.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm in Family, Health Comments

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Mommy, I don’t want to wear shorts. I want to wear my LONG-SLEEVED PANTS!— Jonathan, age 3.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 04:15 pm in Clothing Comments

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A grandmother 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; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.” The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last she said: I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 02:45 pm in Age, Family Comments

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

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm in Science Comments

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Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash. — Erin, age 8.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:48 am in Chores, Love Comments

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A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating between bride’s side and groom’s side), put his hands up like claws, and roar. Step, step, ROAR, step step, ROAR, all the way down the aisle. The crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing and was almost crying by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said: I was being the Ring Bear.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:43 am in Words Comments

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They didn’t see it — it was all cut off! — 2-year-old son, when his mother was asked how his grandparents liked his new haircut.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:09 am in Anatomy, Family Comments

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

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:06 am in Science Comments

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They want to make sure their rings don’t fall off, because they paid good money for them. — Gavin, age 8, about why people in love often hold hands.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:49 am in Love, Money Comments

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