Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Fun: Kidding With Kids

Fun? Widows can have fun? I could cite all the psychological studies that prove the benefit of laughter, but why not cite the best? A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Prov. 17:22

So here's permission to laugh, a touch of grief relief, and a bit of hope for the day you can laugh freely again. To start, begin collecting cute riddles, jokes and one-liners to use with the kids in your life. Or learn some of those games on your phone---at least try Angry Birds or some freebies.

My favorite line when I first meet a kindergartner or first grader is, "Are you married yet?" The look on their face---from puzzlement, to dawning that it's a joke, to a giggling fit is priceless---or sometimes they're totally serious---and it's a fun way to get to know them and who they've proposed to, or who's already broken their heart...
Or how about some riddles to test them with? Here's a few for starters, taken from The 365-Day Clean Joke Book, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. and copied here with permission.

The more you take away the bigger it gets--what is it?
A hole.

What do you get when you mix poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?
A rash of good luck.

Which letter of the alphabet is an island?
T--you find it in the middle of 'water.'

In what country can fish survive out of water?

What can you hold without touching it?
Your breath.

Don't groan until you try them!

Do you have some favorite jokes or riddles? Maybe some that your husband always used? Share them in the comment box today, and have a fun Friday. You're allowed!


  1. we were eating supper at a churchwide fellowship and one of our daughter's youth friends came over and sat down with us. Her hair was painted part purple and my husband touched the purple part and said "does that hurt?" She just laughed and I got so tickled.

  2. That's a good one! Tickled my funny bone too! ♥

  3. A police officer sees Ferree driving around with a car full of Squirrels.

    He pulls her over and says...

    "You can't drive around town like this with a car full of squirrels! Take them to the zoo immediately."

    Ferree says "OK" and she drives away.

    The next day, the officer sees Ferree again driving around with her car full of squirrels and they're all wearing sun glasses.

    He pulls Ferree over and demands...

    "I thought I told you to take these squirrels to the zoo yesterday?"

    Ferree replies..

    "I did . . . today I'm taking them to the beach!"


  4. LOL Swans! Some people believe that story is based on a true event! Others understand that I have an ongoing feud with the critters and that this is a great joke! Thanks for the fun!

  5. This is an old one, yet still makes me laugh - Two hikers were surprised on the trail by a hungry mountain lion. One of them quickly stopped and changed from his hiking boots to his sneakers. The other hiker said, "What are you doing? You can't out run that cat, whereby the first hiker replied, "I don't need to out run that lion. I just gotta out run you!"

  6. I love that joke Sheila, but I can never remember the punch line right. This will help! Thanks for nailing it down! :)


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