Friday, March 6, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes

The 13-year-old boy I tutor: "I had a dream last night I was a Jedi."
Me: "Really?"
Boy: "And I was fighting myself."
Me: "How did you do that?"
Boy (as if obvious): "Well, I had cloned myself."

Oh. Of course!

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A high school junior in the resource room: "Your voice sounds low."
Me: "It does?"
Junior: "Are you a smoker?"
Me: "No."
Junior contemplates this for a minute, then declares: "It sounds like you've been inhaling helium backwards."


  1. don't you just love kids. they say the funniest stuff.

    my son turns nouns into verbs. for example, he says, "don't vaseline me."

  2. These are great! I don't know how they come up with this stuff and then look at you like it's completely obvious.