On the Light Side – A Dash of Humor

Art By Liriel

This has been a heavy week for many of us.   The media is full of angst over abortion access, gun laws and ongoing hearings related to the January 6th insurrection.  One part of the country is celebrating while another is grieving.  Meanwhile,  I’ve been needing  something to lighten my spirit.    Last night I watched one of those feel good movies about a dad and his son.    

I hope these bits  of Children’s humor lighten your spirit.     

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a  note from his mother. The note read, “The opinions expressed by this child  are not necessarily those of his parents.”

A father took his small son with him to town one day to run some errands. When lunchtime arrived, the two of them went to a familiar diner for a sandwich. The father sat down on one of the stools at the counter and lifted the boy up to the seat beside him. They ordered lunch, and when the waiter brought the food, the father said, “Son, we’ll just have a silent prayer.”

After the Dad finished praying he watched his son, sitting with his head bowed for a long time.  When the boy finally looked up, his father asked him, “What in the world were you praying about all that time?”  With the innocence and honesty of a child, he  replied, “How do I know? It was a silent prayer.

Children’s Prayers:
Dear God: This is my prayer. Could you please give my brother some brains. So far he doesn’t have any. Angela, 8

Dear Lord: Thank you for the nice day today. You even fooled the TV weather man.  Hank, 7

Dear God: Please help me is school. I need help in spelling, adding, history, geography and writing. I don’t need help in anything else.  Lois, 9

Dear God: I need a raise in my allowance. Could you have one of your angels tell my father. Thank you.    David, 7

Dear God: I am saying my prayers for me and my brother, Billy, because Billy is six months old and he can’t do anything but sleep and wet his diapers.   Diane, 8

Children’s Wisdom

No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.

When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch
     the second person.

Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

“Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6