[Discuss-sudbury-model] laughter

From: Konstantina Broome <kbroome_at_myitgroup.com>
Date: Mon Jan 20 15:20:00 2003

These were too cute to not share :) KKB

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A little girl had just finished her  first week of school. "I'm just wasting
my time," she said to her mother. "I  can't read, I can't write, and they
won't let me  talk!"
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The  math teacher saw that little Johnny wasn't paying attention in class.
She  called on him and said, "Johnny! What are 4, 2, 28 and 44?" Little
Johnny  quickly replied, "NBC, CBS, HBO, and the Cartoon Network!"
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When I stopped the bus to pick up Chris  for preschool, I noticed an older
woman hugging him as he left the house. "Is  that your grandmother?" I
asked. "Yes, "Chris said. "She's come to visit us  for Christmas." "How
nice," I said.. "Where does she live?" "At the airport,"  Chris replied.
"Whenever we want her, we just go out there and get  her."
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I didn't know if my granddaughter had  learned her colors yet, so I decided
to test her. I would point out something  and ask what color it was. She
would tell me and always she was correct. But  it was fun for me, so I
continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying  sagely, "Grandma, I
think you should try to figure out some of these  yourself!"
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When the mother returned from the  grocery store, her small son pulled out
the box of animal crackers he had  begged for, then he spread the
animal-shaped crackers all over the kitchen  counter.
"What are you doing?" his Mom  asked.
"The box says you can't eat them if the  seal is broken," the boy explained.
"I'm looking for the  seal."
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This little grandmother was surprised by  her 7 year old grandson one
morning. He had made her coffee. She drank what  was the worst cup of coffee
in her life. When she got to the bottom, there  were three of those little
green army men in the cup. She said, "Honey, what  are these army men doing
in my coffee?"
Her grandson said, "Grandma, it says on  TV 'The best part of waking up is
soldiers in your cup!'"
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In the supermarket was a man pushing a  cart that contained a screaming,
bellowing baby. The gentleman kept repeating  softly, "Don't get excited,
Albert; don't scream, Albert; don't yell, Albert;  keep calm, Albert."
A woman standing next to him said, "You  certainly are to be commended for
trying to soothe your son,  Albert."
The man looked at her and said, "Lady,  I'm Albert."
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A three-year-old boy went with his dad  to see a new litter of kittens. On
returning home, he breathlessly informed  his mother, "There were two boy
kittens and two girl kittens." "How did you  know that?" his mother asked.
"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he  replied. "I think it's
printed on the bottom."
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While working for an organization that  delivers lunches to elderly
shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter  on my afternoon rounds.
She was unfailingly intrigued by the various  appliances of old age,
particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One  day I found her
staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I  braced myself for
the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The
tooth fairy will never believe this!"
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A little girl was watching her parents  dress for a party. When she saw her
dad donning his tuxedo, she warned,  "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit."
"And why not, darling?" "You know that  it always gives you a headache the
next morning."
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While walking along the sidewalk in  front of his church, our minister heard
the intoning of a prayer that nearly  made his collar wilt. Apparently, his
five-year-old son and his playmates had  found a dead robin. Feeling that
proper burial should be performed, they had  secured a small box and cotton
batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate  prayers and with
sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his  father always
said: "Glory be unto the Faaaather. And to the Soonnn.......and  into the
hole he gooooes."
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