Today’s prompt is: A funny event in your life.
This happened 36 years ago and won a Radio 1 Tee-hee mug.
We were teaching the boys the highway code, the youngest aged 6, typically not interested and thought he knew it all.
So we tested him and asked what to do when you wanted to cross the road.
“You stop at the kerb and look right,” he said tiredly.
We nodded our approval.
“Then you look left.” he said.
Again we nodded for him to continue.
“You look right again, and if it’s all clear, you cross over.”
“That’s right. Well done!” his Dad said beaming proudly.
“But what do you do if there’s something coming?”
The kid looked him straight in the eye and said
“You get knocked down”.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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Very smart boy!
Good comment you can’t argue with that.
It is a hilarious response, right out of the mouth of a six year old. They are precious our children.
Kids are indeed a precious gift, even if in my case they were only short term.
Always worth remembering what children say as you can always use it later as it’s the sort of thing you couldn’t write.
I remember one lad saying he didn’t feel well and had a headache in his tummy.
Yes,you can always use them at some time. One I heard or read years ago concerns two ladies talking on a bus, one of them was talking about her recent operation. “The surgeon sewed me up with a zip stitch, I couldn’t believe it when they took it out, it was as long as my windowsill.” You couldn’t write it!
That’s the sort of person we need sorting out Brexit
Very funny ( in 123 words). 🙂
This is so typical of children. They can be entertaining and infuriating at the same time.
Damn……. shall I edit? 😀
No need to make a change — just keep participating each month. 🙂
If you’re using the word counter that comes with the post, this has been a problem for many people. The reason for pointing out the word count is to point out that the counter being used might not be accurate.
Thanks for letting me know. I’ve got the online character counter on a short cut so I;ll use that in future. Weird!