Our 5-year-old great-granddaughter was asked by her dad, “What is one of the only fruits that grow their seeds on the outside of the fruit?” She thought for a minute and said, “Strawberries and hamburger buns.”
Judy Stauffer, Buena Vista
I explained to my 4-year-old cousin that our mothers are sisters. “So that means she’s your mom but she’s my aunt,” I said.
“No, she’s not!” she yelled. Her little eyes filled with tears.
Thinking she didn’t want to share her mom, I tried to do damage control. “She’s still your mom,” I said. “She’s just my aunt.”
Crying harder she declared, “My mom is not a bug!”
Brooke Everett, Wiggins
A few years ago I was wearing my cutoff jeans that are all frayed but extremely comfortable. My young grandson said, “Grandpa, you can buy jean shorts now and don’t need to cut them off.”
Frank Niehus, Elbert
Each year we add a few baby chicks to our chicken yard. Last year two of them grew into roosters. We named them Rodger and Randy. All was well until they started picking on the girls. When they refused to stop, we took them to a remote corner of our property and let them go. A week later, Rodger appeared in the backyard socializing with our dogs. A few days after that, he moved back into the chicken yard and has been exhibiting perfect behavior ever since.
Kay Robinson, Loveland