6 Reasons to Smile This September

You’ll have six reasons to smile with this collection of hilarious quotes that prove one simple thing-children really do say the darndest things.

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1920s actress with old camera
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Blast From the Past

When my daughter, Trinity, was five years old, she went to spend some time with her great-grandmother. During their visit, Great Grandma put on an old black-and-white Shirley Temple movie for Trinity to watch. When my daughter came home, she told me about the film she’d seen. Looking up at me with wonder, she asked, “Mom, were you alive when the world was only black and white?” – Lisa Larch, St. Catharines, Ont.

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Correct Terminology

Recently I came upon my 13-year-old leaning against the kitchen door with his eyes closed. When I asked if he was feeling sick, he replied, “No, I think I just have narcosleepy.”
– gcfl.net

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The Mind Reader

When my youngest daughter, Alicyn, was about three and a half, she had a terrible fear of spiders. Whenever she saw one, she’d scream. Each time, I’d tell her to pretend the critter wasn’t there, and I’d assure her it wasn’t even thinking about her. One evening, Alicyn yelled loudly from the bathroom. When I asked her what was going on, she hollered back, “Mom, there’s a spider in here and he’s thinking about me!” – kidspirit.com

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Our four-year-old grandson, Zachary, recently started junior kindergarten. One day I saw him sitting at our kitchen table scribbling furiously on a piece of paper. He told me he was “writing a letter to Mommy.” When I asked what it said, he replied, “I don’t know, Grandma. I haven’t learned how to read yet.” – Karen Lang, Scarborough, Ont.

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Small World

One morning during snack time, the students in my preschool class were discussing where they were born. One little boy mentioned that his mother had given birth to him at a hospital called Sacred Heart. The girl sitting next to him replied, “I was born at Sacred Heart too!” The boy turned to her, very confused, and said, “Really? I didn’t see you there.” – kidspirit.com

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As Teddy came thundering down the stairs, his father grew annoyed. “Teddy,” he called, “How many more times must I tell you to come down the stairs quietly? Go back up and try again, but less noisily.” There was a silence, and Teddy reappeared in the front room. “That’s better,” said his father. “Now, will you always use that approach?” “Suits me,” said Teddy. “I slid down the bannister.” – broadcaster.org.uk

Do your children make you chuckle? Share the laughter with us! a funny kid could earn you $50. For details on how to submit an anecdote, see pg. 9 or visit rd.ca/joke.

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