Kids say funny things all the time. My own kids, and others, kept me laughing. Here are two of my favorites.
Jesus and the elevator
One of the funniest quotes came from a child in my Sunday school class. We read a passage in Acts about Jesus going up into heaven, the beginning of the church. Then we played a beanbag toss game. Each child had to answer a question to toss the bag.
A little girl came to our class that day. I wanted to ask her something easy because she was three or four in a class of eight to twelve year old children.
“When Jesus went up to heaven, what was everyone looking at in the sky?” I asked her. Without hesitation she replied, “The bottom of the elevator.” The other kids and I dissolved into hysterical laughter. I said that her answer deserved a prize and let her pick something out of the prize basket.
The great can search
One day my tiny son, Tom, kept pulling cans of food out of the cupboard. I watched as he piled cans up in groups. He kept looking at them and sighing.
Unable to stand it any more, I asked him what he was doing. Suddenly he yelled in triumph, held up a can of tomato soup, and waved it at me. “I found it, I found it,” he said.
“Is that what you want for lunch,” I asked, puzzled.
“No, it’s the can with my name on it. See? TOM” he said. He had recently learned to recognize his name in print and he found it.