Sea shells, pasta shells and Scottish bears

My kids ask a lot of questions. Sometimes they come from out of the blue, sometimes they are influenced by what is going on around them (or on a screen in front of them). But the context doesn’t make much difference. They still don’t make sense.

So I present to you my ever curious daughter and, making a rare appearance in a question post, my younger son…

B2 age 8 3/4: Do sea creatures eat pasta shells, but they’re real shells?

B2 age 8 3/4: Do you think the Prime Minister is ever talking to some people and he does a fart?

(Watching Brave)
LG age 6 1/4: Do people really do that in Scotland, turn into bears?

(In the cinema)
LG age 6 1/2: You know that trees make you breathe? How can we breathe in here?

LG age 7: Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a true story? Is Polar Express a true story?

(Watching Britain’s Got Talent)
Simon Cowell: You could sing the phone book.
LG age 7: What’s the phone book?

(Reads sign)
LG age 7: ‘No dogs allowed’ and I know why because the might poo on the pitch and someone might fall in it. What if they had their mouths open? They would be sick. They might even die.

LG age 7: Mummy, how long would it take to make a bike?

Wot So Funee?

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Wouldn’t it be ace if Charlie and the chocolate factory was real?? Not sure i want to think about the Prime Minister farting though!! 🙂

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  2. Whats the phone book! I love that, this internet generation are totally missing a whole load of cultural references that adult use all the time. They’ll probably also ask why we “wind” down the window – we don’t wind any more, we just push a button.

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  3. Wow, such intellectual observations! Just wondering….how do you reply to the questions you don’t know the answer to?

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  4. Ouch! What’s the phone book? Are we that old that we remember the phone book 🙂

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  5. I didn’t think of that about the phone book!! Non existent now! The dog pop comment made me crack up!! Brilliant 🙂 xx

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  6. I’m guessing you were watching The Lorax?! Those trees are epic!
    Love the comments, very inquisitive little people 🙂 x

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  7. I am SO sure the PM farts at total inappropriate moments – love it xxx

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  8. Thanks very much, everyone. Most of the time I don’t bother answering the questions if they are too silly! Obviously I can say with some certainty the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory isn’t real and that I don’t know if the PM has ever farted!
    My daughter would hate Charlie to be real, Tas. She’s terrified of it! And Polar Express, hence the questions. She knows some films and programmes are real and had to be sure those films weren’t.
    We weren’t watching The Lorax, so I have no idea where the tree thought came from at that particular moment, Mini Mes!
    It hadn’t crossed my mind that kids wouldn’t know what the phone book was.

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  9. Thanks very much 🙂 I love that everyone has their own particular favourites!

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  10. Great, love their random thoughts, questions – you have to imagine how many more there are that they don’t ask! X

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  11. The mind boggles! Mine have slowed down a bit now, but I used to go to bed quite exhausted from the constant questioning. x

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  12. Hehehe kids say the funniest things, thank you for joining in with this weeks “Smile it’s Friday”


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  13. Thanks, Dawn! A pleasure to join in, I’m glad I found your lovely link. I’ll be back!

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