Dads: Kids Say the Darndest Things

One of my favorite stories from Art Linkletter, former host of House Party on radio and television, was from a segment of his program titled, Kids Say the Darndest Things. He was interviewing a little boy and it went like this:

Art: So, what does your dad do for a living?

Boy (speaking confidently): My dad’s a cop!

Art: A policeman. Wow, that is pretty dangerous work isn’t it? I bet your mom is afraid quite often when your dad is at work isn’t she?

Boy: Heck no!

Art: No? Why isn’t she afraid?

Boy: Because my dad is always bringing her jewelry and watches and stuff like that.

It is May 26th as I write this blog and word came through the internet today that Art Linkletter died.

His original show went off the air in the ’60s and yet, still today, kids are saying the darndest things.

I would love to hear what some of those things are coming from your kids. So, if you feel like sharing, post them here.

In the meantime, here are some links to some of the segments from Kids Say the Darndest Things. I hope you enjoy.

And, to Art Linkletter- thanks for the laughs. The world seems much too serious these days.

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