04 Februari 2008

Humor from our readers


Kids of the Kingdom

Bragging on Mom
I recently read a story to a kindergarten class at my hometown church. I stopped reading at one point to ask, "Does anybody know what the word 'brag' means?" "Oh, I know that word!" replied a precocious little girl. "My mommy does it all the time!"

—Allison Lee, Orlando, Florida

Going Out With a Bang!
When my dad, a WWII vet, died, he had a military burial with a color guard, taps, and a 21-gun salute. A few days later, I learned from our babysitter how my 4-year-old daughter, Grace, had described the scene: "I went to a funeral. We went to a church, then we went to the seminary (cemetery) and everyone cried and cried. And then they shot Grandpa and it was over."

—Mary Officer, West Des Moines, Iowa

Adapting to Adoption
Our adopted son, Isaac, invited a friend to attend church with us one Sunday. His friend Zack asked Isaac, "Have you been baptized?" Isaac thought a minute, and then sagely answered, "No, I was adopted!"

—Melissa Baldwin, Granger, Indiana

Donkey Woes
Our 3-year-old daughter, Kerry, had a small role in the Christmas drama at church. She rehearsed the story over and over at home. She became Mary and her doll was Baby Jesus. She walked past me carrying the baby from her room to the den several times, and said, "I guess you wonder why we are walking."

"Yes, Mary, I do. Why are you walking?" I asked.

"Well," she replied with obvious disgust, "our donkey died!"

—Winnie Holley, Jasper, Georgia

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