What's the magic word?

@makingpots (11916)
United States
February 16, 2009 12:43pm CST
I love to laugh! And children make me laugh easier than anything else... I love them. I went to my son's preschool last week to help out with Valentines parties and overheard this conversation: Child: shoving empty popcorn cup toward teacher; I want more. Teacher: What's the magic word? Child: Confussed; What do you mean? I want more popcorn. Teacher: What's the magic word? Child: Quizical look on face; Abracadabra?? Teacher: Laughing, takes cup; I'll take that. What makes you laugh easier than anything else? Got a story?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Feb 09
i'm like you kids tickle the fire out of me. they are so innocent & say things that they have no idea the effect they have on people.i try not to laugh but sometimes it's hard.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I KNOW, sometimes it is so hard to hold back a laugh.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Feb 09
you got that right.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Kids and animals make me laugh. They do things with such honesty that you cannot help but laugh! I have a bunch of stories from 35 years of teaching kids. I teach dance and there is a move called Port de Bras, which basically is dancing with the arms. Well, I would say to all my little classes that Port de Bras means to dance with the arms. I would repeat it every week and we would all say, "Port de Bras means to dance with your arms." One week, with a class of 3 and 4 year old kids, I asked them, "Who knows what Port de Bras means?" One little girl, named Jennifer, was jumping up and down and waving her arm yelling, "I know! I know!" I said to her, "Ok, tell us what it means". She put her hands on her hips and stood up proud and strong as she announced, very loudly, "TO DANCE WITH YOUR BRA!!!!"
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
16 Feb 09
That's cute! I can just see the little hands on hips. Teaching is very rewarding isn't it, nanajanet? I probably could not have taught as young as 3 and 4 yr olds, but I sure love being around them.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hehe, I love the little ones and they really are easy to teach.
@KrauseHome (36689)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Abracadabra? Now that is a Classic. Thanks for sharing this one. I know for me sometimes it can be just a young child trying to offer you something as a token of appreciation or just to be nice. The younger children tend to be so Cute and just watching them leaves you in awe, and in reality you can learn a lot from them as well.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hi, KrauseHome. Thanks for the friend request. I was surprised to learn we were not already friends. I completely agree that we can learn a lot from watching children.
• United States
16 Feb 09
My kids are grown, but they still make me laugh. Little kids make me laugh, too. My granddaughter was 19 months old at Christmas. She was starting to say words that you could understand. But, that little girl has a sense of humor already. And, she loves to make you laugh. She brought a piece of wrapped chocolate over for me to unwrap. I said to her, Say please. She said, peas. I unwrapped it, and gave it to her. The next time, I said, Say please. She blurted out something I didn't understand, and I laughed. She smiled. She did this several times, saying something different every time I told her to say please. She knew it made me laugh when she just jabbers, so she did it almost every time she wanted something from me. I laugh so hard I cry when she is here.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
She sounds like such a cutie, Bo.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Hi makingpots! haha..That is really funny! Children can really make our hearts smile. Children can really make me laugh and you can never be sure what a child will say next! lol.. Take care and have a wonderful day! lovelots..faith
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hi, faith. How are you, hon? I love your phrase..... they make our hearts smile. That's it exactly!
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Hi makingpots! I am doing fine, thank you for asking. I hope everything is great with you too dear! Thanks for the nice words--your comment made my heart smile too! lovelots..faith
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
• United States
17 Feb 09
It's great how innocent kids can be.
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
yes it is, isn't it?
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
This is hilarious, Scoop! Thanks for sharing it with us.
@Paula1966 (1102)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Kids are so cute. I guess I have to wait a while (hopefully!) until I have grandkids so I can go through that phase again.
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Yeah, well, I'm old enough to be close to grandparent age myself, but just starting out with my little one..... 4 yrs. old.
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@Paula1966 (1102)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Mine's 17... which is why I said I have to HOPEFULLY wait a while. LOL.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
17 Feb 09
that is really cute and funny... that answer just shows again how innocent a child is... for me, babies and small kids always make me laugh... either by their actions or their words... i love babies and kids... take care and have a nice day...
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
We are much alike in that regard, lingli.
@kathyxi (20)
• China
17 Feb 09
My neighbor has a lovely 4-years-old boy, he often take us happyness. One day, he played in the garden & staring a prickly pear for a long time. We feel curiously & ask him what did he seen, he confussed & frowned: WHY DID YOU PLANT A SMELLY DURIAN IN THE GARDEN??
@makingpots (11916)
• United States
17 Feb 09
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Hahahhahaha. .. It reminds me of my daughter who sometimes forget to say the magic word when she wants something. By just looking at her, she already knows what to say and it's a very loud "pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaseeeeeeeeee". . . children make us laugh.
• India
17 Feb 09
Humour adds colour to life. Dont ignore it. In this fast paced and self centric life we need to develop some humour qualites that will keep us afloat in a depressing world.
• United States
17 Feb 09
Lol, that's just too cute! I have a little brother who says cute things all the time.
@jolasu (49)
• United States
17 Feb 09
My boys were 2 & 3 years old when they heard a story about farm animals and baby farm animals. I got out of the shower one morning to find the 3 year old sitting on the kitchen floor smashing eggs. The little one was happily slipping and sliding through the mess and slamming into the walls and cupboards with his messy little self. The 3 year old had finished smashing a dozen eggs already and was working on the second carton when I caught him. I asked him what he thought he was doing - probably in a not to calm voice. He looked up with great big brown eyes and says "but momma, I'm just lookin for the one with the chick in it". I wanted to laugh so hard, but I held my laugh in for long enough to tell him that I don't buy that kind of eggs.... but maybe your dad does!
@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Feb 09
Well, first - I hope the teacher learned a valuable lesson from the child. There IS no magic word. Please is courtesy, not magic - it guarantees nothing. My children were taught by several teachers that "please" was a magic word, and when I'd say "no" to something, their response (my son in particular) would be, "but I said the magic word!?!" They were incredulous that it didn't work. I had to re-teach them the different between magic and manners. However, the things kids say can be a real hoot. My son used to say grace at my parents' house - you know - "God is good, God is great". When he'd get to the part that said "Thank you for our daily bread", he'd say "Thank you for our jelly bread." We loved it! I'm pretty sure God did, too. Another time, my son came home with one of those rhymes kids learn from each other, but what he heard and what it said were two entirely different things. The rhyme? "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg, the Batmobile has lost a wheel and the Joker got away." Paul came to me this one day asking, "Mom- what's Batman's mouse?" I'm "What??" "What's Batman's mouse?" "I don't know what you're talking about." "You know....Jingle Bells, Batman's mouse, Robin laid an egg....."
@riyasam (16567)
• India
17 Feb 09
lol.children do say the cutest things at times.my kids made me laugh today,acting like a bride,all shy with a scarf on her haed,not daring to look up(as if the brides today are like that)
@Frederick42 (2018)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
Laughter is very good for health. And children definitely contribute a lot for laughter. Sometimes, even the happiness on the face of a child makes us break up into laughter, because on the face of the child is genuine innocence and the eagerness to await what will happen the next moment.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
17 Feb 09
It's good to laugh. Children are the best entertainment ever. They keep us young. I'll have to think of some of the things my two do. They are comedians. Both of them do slapstick stunts.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
17 Feb 09
In our compound, there are many tiny tots and sometimes they scream-- all, simultaneously in one voice, whilethey are playing some game or the other..I do not laugh loud for this but this fills me with delight.It is as though birds are chirping and twittering incessantly with not a care in the world.
• Indonesia
17 Feb 09
that's pretty cute hahahahha when we laugh, we're happy.. and many people said we're stay young with happiness
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Yeah kids are really cute and funny. Most kids would know what the magic word is, don't you think? Or maybe please and thank you just don't come naturally to them unless they hit a certain age. it's too bad that the magic does. Like when kids are 10 they stop saying please. And when they're 14, they no longer believe in Santa and the Tooth Fairy...