September 19, 2007

From A Kid's Perspective

Kids just have the most unique way of expressing themselves. They view things from an entirely different perspective, and are most candid in their observations. Below are the answers of second graders, to questions asked by their teacher.

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you Your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related!
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between Moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?

1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.


I had a few funny moments with my own sons, too.

Mike, who was in kindergarten at the time, was lying on the floor, pencil in hand, toiling away at his "homework."

"Mama, how do you make an elamento?"


"How do you make an elamento?"

"A what?"

"An elamento. You know, a b c d e f g...h i j k...elamento p."

It still makes me laugh!


Olivia Kroth said...

"Why did your Mom marry your dad?
My grandmother says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on."

Those were exactly my grandmother's words, spoken in Latvian, when asked about her only daughter's marriage to a German man.

Vin De Vine said...

I feel like I stepped back into the Art Linkletter Show

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Oops..I misread a comment, and my reply made no sense.:)

Jan said... maybe kids use more wisdom than we think! :)

Jan said...

Vin..the re-runs of that show used to be on a lot but not for a long time, now.

I loved that show!

sue said...

Yup... Kids DO say the darnest things!

Anonymous said...

It's been many a year since mine were in this age group. Now they think I'm the one who says quaint things.

Jan said...

Sue..they always have and they always will!

Jan said...

hermit...tell me 'bout it!

When you think about it, though, it probably does sound quaint in light of today's lingo!

Nancy said...

Once, as I was watching over the Pre-Kinder classes at recess, a little girl bit another little girl.

I made the mistake of asking: "Why did you bite her!?"

The answer was simple though.

"I wanted to."

Jan said...

Nancy..if only grownups would be as honest as kids! :)

I'm honored that you came by...come again!