Three Little Pigs

Art Linkletter had a show on TV many, maybe many many, years ago called “Kids say the Darndest Things”. It showed him asking questions to young kids and their replies. It was a show that you had to watch every week. A very good friend of ours, who was a pastor, kept track of answers that he received on confirmation tests. These kids were older but like the ones on TV proved that youngsters have fascinating minds.

Pickle Queen was a director and teacher of a preschool for many years while we lived in Minnesota and South Dakota and tells this story of one of her students. During story time she was reading the story of The Three Little Pigs to her class. When she got to the part of the story where the first pig was trying to gather the building materials for his home, she read, “And so the pig went up to man with the wheelbarrow full of straw and said: “Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that straw to build my house?”

She paused and then asked the class: “And what do you think the man said?”

One little boy raised his hand and said very matter-of-factly… “I think the man would have said – “I’ll be a son-of-a b#?&&. A talking pig!” PQ had to turn her head and bite her lip to keep from laughing.

Keep your fork

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