Friday, March 8, 2013


Anyone with a toddler knows the baffling effect of some questions.  

Kent knew about the strength of the Lord so he inquired, "Can God pick up a shadow?  Can He pick up His self?"

His big sister, Kimberly, posed, "Why does pink bubblegum turn black when it pops on your face?"

Our baby, Katy, asked me, "Mama, does snot stain?"

My children taught me the truth that there are simply some

Questions You Just Can't Answer:

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle without a razor?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dead? 

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word lisp?

What is the speed of darkness? 

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up every two hours?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be? 

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Did you ever stop and wonder. . .

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first  person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its rear end!"

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the 'fridge and not in the freezer? 

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why do gynecologists leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? 

Stop singing and read on.

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? 

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? 

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My kids also taught me that some of their strange questions do have clear answers.

After Katy received a cheekful of motherly kisses from me, she posed,  "Mama, where do kisses go after you put 'em on someone?"

"Well, I guess they just stay there, Honey."


Video book read here:

I'll love you forever, 
     I'll like you for always.
As long as you're living, 
     my baby you'll be!

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