Kids' View of Marriage

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

( 1 ) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. – Alan, age 10

( 2 ) No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. – Kirsten, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

( 1 ) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. – Camille, age 10

( 2 ) No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool
to get married. – Freddie, age 6 (I wonder who he has been listening to?)

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

( 1 ) You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

( 1 ) Both don’t want any more kids. Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

( 1 ) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. – Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)

( 2 ) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. – Martin, age 10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?

( 1 ) I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

( 1 ) When they’re rich. – Pam, age 7

( 2 ) The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. – Curt, age 7

( 3 ) The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do. – Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

( 1 ) It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. – Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?

( 1 ) There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? – Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is…

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

( 1 ) Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck ran over her. – Ricky, age 10

Aline,
You are probably not old enough to remember it but there used to be a show on television called (I think) “Kids Say the Darndest Things” hosted by Art Linkletter. This reminds me a lot of that show. Isn’t it refreshing how honest (sometimes too much so) kids are? My son once told our entire church congregation that he couldn’t wait to grow up and get married so he could yell at his wife the way his daddy did. Lucky for him he was only five at the time.
Pat

Pat - Just like you I remember the original Kids Say the Darndest Things! It came on TV just after Queen for A Day! Then it was the original Mickey Mouse Club and after that was American Bandstand! What great tv viewing - and only one commercial in a half hour show! (Two or three during American Bandstand because it as an hour long!)

What memories!

Kids will never change - it amazes me what my grandchildren say (I’m the adopted grandmother) especially the 6 year old! She is such a joy to be around because you NEVER know what she is going to say next! And she is a real rattle-trap!

There is a chalet syled home not far from here set in a rural setting with a lot of trees on a dirt road - whenever we pass it she tells me that it is the witchs house (it really looks like a gingerbread house the way it is painted!) from HANDSOME & GRETEL! And of course - the wooded area behind it is where Shrek lives!

And don’t ever ask her any personal family business - because with her it is not personal - it is for all to hear!

Whats that saying - little pictures have big ears and bigger mouths???

Just gotta love 'em!!!

Kitchen Witch

I don’t remember seeing the show Kids Say the Darndest Things here in Canada when I was young. I have, however, seen it on tv a few years ago with Bill Cosby as host.

A fews ago, my daughter’s friends were at our house. I asked my husband to get me something to drink, while I was at my computer (of course! :smiley: ) He asked me who catered to me last year. I said, “You did dear.” He asked “why would I do something like that?”. I said, “because you love me.”. That’s when the 7 year old friend said with a heavy sigh “Boy! Am I glad to hear that!”. We laughed so hard. Her parents are divorced and mother has remarried, so I guess she didn’t want to see another divorce. She’s so cute!

By the way, I remember the show Truth Or Consequences with Bob Barker. Loved that show!.