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Author:  Ginny G.
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Date:  12/10/2003 12:35:48 PM
Subject:  Out of the mouths of babes...
Message:  No... not that kind of "babe," Larry.

Anyway, I just love those lists of what kids say or misunderstand. This one really made me chuckle:

When my grandson, Billy, and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Bill whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. The mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

After putting her children to bed, a mother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. At last she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard her three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT??"

A mother was telling her little girl 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!"

I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me, and always, she was correct. But it was fun for me so I continued. At last she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!"

A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell he what it was. One little girl raised her, stood tall, and quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."

Our five-year-old son, Mark, couldn't wait to tell his father about the movie we had watched on television, "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." The scenes with the submarine and the giant octopus had kept him wide-eyed. In the middle of the telling, my husband interrupted Mark. "What caused the submarine to sink?" Mark looked at his dad and replied, "Dad, it was the 20,000 leaks!"

 Out of the mouths of babes... by Ginny G. at 12/10/2003 12:35:48 PM