Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh?
Since the beginning of marked time, pearls of wisdom and truth “from the mouth of babes” have been, and continues to be, one of the greatest sources of love and laughter.
Every weekday, from 1952 to 1970, families enjoyed the popular TV show, Art Linkletter’s House Party, which ended each week with precious interviews of children – more than 20,000 in all.The segment of the show, “Kids Say the Darnedest Things”, entertained millions of viewers and demonstrated the power, creativity, and beauty of a child’s mind. Following in this same tradition, from1998 through 2000, Bill Cosby picked up the ball…and had a ball as host of his version of Kids Say the Darndest Things.
And the laughs keep on coming…
Here, we call them “Grandgiggles.”
This month’s Top Grandgiggles, graciously provided by our readers:
- Charlie, five years old: "Do you know you can't smell your own farts?! I know because I've been farting all day and I haven't smelled one of them!" D.D.
- Now grandmother to six, for years I’ve been repeating the same phrase to my grandkids as frequently as possible, “I love you to the sky and back.” Once the kids turn five or so, I begin to get responses like, “I know! I know, Grammy. I’ve heard that a thousand times!” and “Grammy, I know, and I love you more.” There was also, “Well, Grammy, if you think that’s a lot, I love you to infinity and beyond, just like Buzz Lightyear.” There was also, “And I love you to the sky and the moon and the universe to infity – plus one.” But the most recent just crushed it. Skylar, six, begain with, “Grammy, I love you to the sky and the moon and the stars and the whole universe and (she spread her arms wide) more than this much, and, well, Grammy, I just don’t know how much is enough, but I love you with all my BEING.” There are no words. My heart is overflowing! E.J.
- On a recent shopping excursion with my daughter and six-year-old granddaughter, my daughter stared into the mirror and commented that she thought she might need to get here eyes “done”. Really? I looked on in horror and asked , “WHY?”. The kid is under 40. What must she think of my “laugh lines”, I wondered. Without skipping a beat, my granddaughter, looked at me – no, stared really hard at me – and then offered, “Well, Nana, you have so many lines under your eyes, it’s disgusting!” Ouch! S.F.
- Having recently died my hair from blond to brown, I was sitting in front of the mirror, wondering if I’d done the right thing. My eight-year-old son walks by and says, "Mom, you know your boyfriend Aaron Rodgers? (The Packers’ quarterback) He would never go out with you. Maybe if your hair was blonde." God love him. M.B.
- With all that’s going on in the Middle East and watching the news, nine-year-old Rafi asks, "Why don't they all just stop? They don't sound smart or kind." Kids are so smart. Too bad they lose it all when they grow up. D.M.
If you enjoyed these Grandgiggles, you may also enjoy:
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