January 2020 Funny Stories

Taking a walk with my grandsons, 4 and 6 years old, we found on the road a very, very dead possum. Truly dead. It had been run over several times, so it was flat as a pancake. My 4-year-old grandson ran over to look and maybe touch, so the 6-year-old screamed at him, “Don’t touch, Dylan! You know possums can play dead!”
Ingrid Garver, Fort Collins

Since the drive from the city to our mountain cabin is a long one, I suggested to our 7- and 9-year-old granddaughters that we visit Buffalo Bill’s grave on the way up. The 7-year-old seemed very perplexed and asked, “Is Buffalo Bill dead?” When I answered yes, she exclaimed, “Well, why in the world didn’t we visit him while he was alive?”
D. Rowe, Greenwood Village

While playing the board game Sequence with my daughter, I looked up to see tears streaming down her face. I asked, “Why are you upset?” With her palm in front of her nose and her dealt hand in the other, exasperated, she cried, “You keep telling me to look at my hand!”
Rebecca Carlson, Tabernash

My husband was lowering the blind on our large living room window when the cord slipped from his grip. The blind whizzed down and hit the window sill with a loud slap. Our daughter came running into the room and asked, “What happened? Did the internet crash?”
Suzanne Bobo, Grand Junction