Friday Funnies: What the kids say about love and marriage

Kids have all the answers – if only we would pay attention – writes Peter Leith, YourLifeChoices’ 92-year-old columnist and occasional keeper of jokes. He shares the following questions, which were put to kids, and the candid responses, plus two brilliant videos.

How do you decide who to marry?
You’ve 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.

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. Kristen, 10.

What is the right age to get married?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. Camille, 10.

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. Derrick, 8.

Read: Doctor vs the lawyer

What do you think your mum and dad have in common?
Both don’t want any more kids. Lori, 8.

What do most people do on a date?
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, 8.

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

When is it okay to kiss someone?
When they’re rich. Pam, 7.

The law says you have to be 18, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. Curt, 7.

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, 8.

Read: We’re going nuts

Is it better to be single or married?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. Anita, 9.

How would the world be different if people didn’t get married?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? Kelvin, 8.

How would you make a marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. Ricky, 9.


If you’re still in the mood for some fun, check out these two very entertaining videos.

The Dance of the Towels


The waterbed prank

What’s your favourite funny response from a child? Why not share it in the comments section below?

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