No matter where you go an unmistakable music will shatter the drone of adult human activity. The blusterous excited voices of children and nothing louder to break the silence than a toddler. Either unhappy shrilled cries or exclamations of high-pitched surprise and delight they can be heard in a roomful of adults have conversation. This is the time the most active learning enters a human’s life mastering human language and association. The dynamics of movement as they learn to walk, throw a ball all predecessors to the athletics of motion. And yet it is the blunders of advancement we draw the most joy as their concept of understanding fall to the humorous side. From the mouth of babes comes wisdom of humor I’ve heard in these four categories.
Words of Wisdom:
Once at a sea show a cute little boy was invited to help command a performing seal the entertainer and trainer asked several questions; what’s your name, did you come here with your parents and pointing to them so is that your mom and that your dad. Well he answered all and the final question he asked where do you live and placed the microphone in front of him, he answered without a beat “Since you don’t know anything I guess I have tell you people live at home.”
It never fails as a pre-teen minding the younger kids at a cook out a fall will happen and some kids can’t help but to pick at the scrap that hurts and cry. The attention demanding child will whine it hurts if you touch it. A toddler observing this will be free to offer great wisdom and scientific reasoning responds “Then don’t touch the ouch” and not miss a beat touch the child’s scrap causing a scream then exclaim waving a finger in the air “Yep, don’t touch the ouch alright!”
Toddlers’ can pick-up on the concepts of advertising so well they are real market gurus. While working at a hotel gift shop selling beanie-babies one toddler got attached to a fisher-price toy that made farm animal noises. He grasped the concept quite well the cow went moo, horse neigh and when grandma asked what does the duck say without hesitation he answered ” The duck goes AFLAC!”
Misaligned Body Parts
As toddlers it’s usual protocol to teach things like ears, eyes and nose. A three year old will be a littler more advance beyond these basics. While shopping in the shoes department a little girl was upset in trying on another pair of shoes. When asked by the shoe fitter why here shoes were bad “What’s wrong are they tight he asked her?” She exclaimed sniffing “Yes, there bad I can’t move my foot fingers!” All while demonstrating how foot fingers move by wiggling her the fingers on her hands.
At a theme park they have kid roller coasters and rides upon one little boy with his mom and aunt walking in front of me. He expressed his woes of the last ride was more than he can take. “Oh, mommy I think I’m having a heart attack.” Now the aunt asked where did he get the idea heart attack? The mother explained oh his grandpa but watch this and the mother asked her son so where is your heart honey. He replied clutching his tummy “Oh, right hear mommy it’s bad I think I need to go to the hospital, oh with a doctor and nurse please.”
Words Not Worth Repeating
The grasp of language the one factor we forget that it is learned by hearing and saying. At the grocery store while shopping a man walked up to a father with his son perched in the cart up in front of me. They exchanged pleasantries. He acknowledge the boy warmly, the father introduced his co-worker to his shy son. “Matt this is James he works with daddy.” The boy stared intently and looked at his father and stated “Daddy, your wrong James doesn’t have a brown colored nose like you told mommy.”
Police Officers Never Get A Break
At a mall they were doing a child identity drive and there were police officers meeting and greeting small children. One little boy was fascinated with the police officers’ belts. One officer explained what all the accessories were and the other explained they used the belts as tool to fight crime. So, thrusting his action figure at them he asked “So which one of you is boy wonder? And can you tell Bat Man I like him best?”