For all you young pups out there, years ago--back in the day of fish-tailed muscle cars, nine-o'clock curfews and the smooth, mellow sounds of Frank Sinatra--there was an afternoon TV show called Art Linkletter's House Party with a segment called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." This show ran five days a week for over 20 years. Art, the host and one of America's best loved men, used to ask children questions to which they'd reply, often saying things to embarrass their parents and elicit from Art a raised eyebrow and a crooked grin.
Years later, in 1998, Bill Cosby reprised the show, updated and infused with his special brand of humor. It ran for 2 years. Both shows taught us that kids have their own take on things. With their young wisdom and wise-cracking ways, they shared how they viewed the world around them and their take on the zaniness and hypocracy of us adults.
I've been blessed with intelligent, wise-cracking grandchildren. They live in Indiana, Maryland and Canada. So, to keep up with their lives I check Facebook daily. Their remarks almost always bring a smile to this proud grandma's face. Just the other day, my oldest grandson Tim, a single 23-year old, asked, "Why does the world suck so?" Sensing he was down in the tooth about something, more than likely a girl, I posted a response. So did one of his friends, Neil Frederick. Only Neil's quip was, by far, better than anything I could have written: "If the world didn't suck bro...we'd fall off."
Yep, kid's say the darndest things, even if they are young adults.