b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » Kids » Post 144288 | Search
This is a question Kids

Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. Or in the case of Fred West - both. Tell us your ankle-biter stories.

(, Thu 17 Apr 2008, 15:10)
Pages: Latest, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, ... 1

« Go Back

Elephants and my nephew
Brilliant QOTW! At last I can talk about my nephew.

Danny is about seven now and one of those quiet sensitive children. He's very generous, looks after his younger sister and is a nominated 'friend' at school (where he patrols the playground looking for 'sad' children on their own. Bless!). But once he gets into his element he's a damn funny little kid.

A number of years ago, I visited my brother and his wife and when I left some time later little Danny wanted to give me a picture. He handed me a piece of card, about three inches by two inches, and it was painted completely grey.

"That's lovely Danny!", says I, "What is it?"
"It's an elephant uncle Ghostlight", replies he.

Well, I couldn't see the elephant, just grey-painted card. I thought it might have been one of those things I did at school where you loaded paper with a half inch thick layer of different coloured paint and then etched a picture out of it. Apart from the brush strokes of Danny's artistic masterpiece, I could not see the elephant.

After a while I had to admit to defeat and saw the big eyes of my nephew looking up at me sadly, waiting for his praise.

"I can't see the elephant though..." I said after a while.

Danny held his hand demonstrably to his face, a couple of inches from his eyes and in a hushed yet triumphant voice said:

"It is a picture of an elephant, but it's really REALLY close..."

I collapsed in tears of laughter and have dining out on the anecdote ever since!
(, Fri 18 Apr 2008, 12:55, 4 replies)

Thats nice

*warm fuzzy feeling*
(, Fri 18 Apr 2008, 14:03, closed)
Give the kid a Turner Prize
and have a click.
(, Fri 18 Apr 2008, 23:04, closed)
ahh bless...

Reminds me of a joke about a blank canvas. "It is a picture of a herd of cows. Where are the cows you ask? Well, they've eaten all the grass and moved to a different part of the field."
(, Sat 19 Apr 2008, 6:59, closed)
What a great kid!
The "friend" at school thing is brill, even if the mention of sad children make me sniffle.
(, Sun 20 Apr 2008, 8:41, closed)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, ... 1