Children are pint-sized comedians. If you’re not convinced already, take a read through this list of funny quotes from children in Compassion’s program! As the products of their creative minds, or perhaps the translation process, these funny one-liners perfectly capture the quirkiness and fun of children. Has the child you sponsor shared any gems in their letters?
1. Classic parents
“I want to be a car racer when I grow up. But my mother wants me to be a good person and a good listener.” — Weeview, 5, Thailand
2. Kevin the ornithologist
“Chickens lay a ball. A ball that is called an egg.” — Kevin, 4, Bolivia
3. Adults need a hobby
“What will I do for fun when I grow up? Nothing. Grown-ups don’t have fun!” — Segnon, Togo
4. An unusual hero
“When I grow up, I want to be like the tooth fairy and help teeth grow.” — Paula, 5, Brazil
5. Post-pandemic plans
“Rolling on the ground is the first I will do when this coronavirus is over. If people say I’m crazy, I will tell them they should do the same.” — Tensae, 6, Ethiopia
6. Jesus’ home
“If I could fly, I would fly as high as possible until I reach Jesus. He lives in the sky and I’d love to meet him.” — Maisa, 4, Brazil
7. Creative problem-solving
“I want to bring a spaceship from another planet to clean the streets and remove the garbage so the children will not get sick.” — Justin, 7, Ecuador
8. The unusual chore
“I have a chicken that is my best friend. Every evening, I have to get my chicken up on the tree for the night because it has no wings, and it can’t go up by itself.” — Chuchip, 12, Thailand
9. An unfortunate reality
“My favorite animals are the dinosaurs, but they died a long time ago so I can’t meet them.” — Kaio, 8, Brazil
10. The creative process
“I like writing stories. How do I write my stories? With a pen!” — Segnon, Togo
11. Dinosaur fan
“I love to hear birds sing. They are my second-favorite animals because they make nests like pterodactyls.” — Kaio, 8, Brazil
Why not start a conversation with a child today by writing to the one you sponsor? Ask them what their favorite joke is. Even if it doesn’t quite translate, it will likely still make you laugh!
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My sponsored child is only 3. When I write her, I know I’m talking to the child, but the mother is reading the letters to her. Is it wrong to write the mom a letter too. Because I feel like I’m getting to know both of them. Plus it is really confusing writing them both in the same letter.
Hi Jaime and Jimmy! I hear your heart for your sweet girl and your desire to foster a meaningful relationship with her and her mother. You are absolutely welcome to include a message to your child’s mother in your letters, and her mother will be able to read your message when it’s received. Since correspondence is with your sponsored child, all letters will first be delivered to your child, so I encourage you to still include a fun note to your kiddo along with your message to her mother. If you have any questions, you’re welcome to email us at [email protected]. Have a blessed day!
I just started sponsoring a child and I am at a loss. Do I write a letter (pen and paper) or do I write a letter via the internet? I can do either, I am just a little confused as where do I post the letter. I think I send everything to Colorado but I still am not sure. It would be great going directly to Thiago but there may not be a working post office (like the one in the US).
Tim, thank you for reaching out with your question about letter writing and for sponsoring Thiago! You can write a physical letter or use our online letter writing tool to send a letter. You can write to Thiago online by going to our website: https://www.compassion.com, clicking the My Account (log In) link, then clicking the Write My Child link, located on the side bar. You may also write a physical letter and mail it to our office where it will be translated and delivered to Thiago. Compassion’s mailing address for letters is: Compassion International Attn: Correspondence Colorado Springs, CO 80997. If you have any questions, please send us an email at [email protected].
A number of years ago, I had a letter from a child who said “I have one older brother and one older sister. They got married.” It took me a second.
Dear Jen, I asked my 6 year old girl from Indonesia her favorite food. She said it was chicken breast, because she had a large family and that was the biggest piece!
Hello Dale! I love her answer to you. Thank you for sharing! Children can be so authentic in their responses, can’t they? ? I bet her family dinners are so fun to be at! God bless!
My recent letter from a vorrespobdent child said “I am so happy to hear you are still alive!”. I chickled.
Hello Theresa! That is hilariously cute! Kids say the best things, don’t they? ?? Thanks for sharing your story with us – it made my day!
So funny, creative, and sweet! Thanks for sharing.
Hi, Jen! We are so glad you enjoyed the blog! ☺