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Quotable Quotes: Conversation Starters with Kids

by Miki Saxon

(Obviously, I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties!)

Continuing last weeks social assistance to ease those awkward silences that may happen during (gasp) face2face holiday get-togethers.

Interacting with kids you see only occasionally, or even those you see more often, can be fraught with pitfalls.

Here’s a safe, interesting tidbit to get a conversation going, especially at a tense family dinner when young children are present. Just mention that Walt Disney was afraid of mice, and watch the conversational ball start moving.

Girls are often more chatty than boys and easier to engage. Here are two questions that should generate some interesting commentary, including from any adults present,

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs. Why?
  • A  duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no  one knows why. What do you think?

Gross work better with boys, but you need to watch it since there are usually other generations present that don’t appreciate gorss. That said, here’s one that will bring out the snickers, turtles can breathe through their butts. However, if your audience tries the same trick you will be in big trouble.

Here’s one more to use as you see fit, either as a starter or to shut up a bore, donkeys  kill more people annually than  plane crashes or shark attacks—good reason to watch your ass or stop acting like one.

Be sure to join me next week for great gambits that will light up all your gardening relatives.

Flickr image credit: meeshypants

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