It seems like children are growing up so much faster than they used to. Their innocence is quickly replaced with worldly knowledge. I learned about sex and Santa Claus the same year, when I was in sixth grade. Today children learn about both at a much younger age. I would like to be able to wrap my children in a bubble and preserve their sweet innocence. But I can’t. So I protect them the best that I can and enjoy their childhood. Here are some experiences that express the innocence of children. The authors are unknown. Enjoy reading about the way children see things.
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the Women’s locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter haven’t you ever seen a little boy before?”
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. The various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs, unfailingly intrigued her. 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!”
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!”
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. “Mama, look what I found”, the boy called out.
“What have you got there, dear?” his mom asked.
With astonishment in the young boy’s voice he answered, “I think it’s Adam’s underwear.”
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