Out of the Mouths of Babes

I recently became a mom. It’s been the greatest thing ever…and the hardest thing ever. My daughter has just started copying what I do — it’s the most precious thing in the world!

I’ll blow air out of my mouth and she will try to do the same. It makes me proud to see my daughter growing and learning and to watch her little personality blossom.

It’s no different with our sponsored children. It’s awesome to watch them grow and get to know them.

Just recently, I received a letter from our little boy in Tanzania. He wrote,

“I loved the picture of your daughter, but she looks funny.”

I’m guessing he meant that she looks different from other babies he has seen, but my husband and I got the biggest laugh out of it.

Recently, some of our sponsors shared some funny things that their children had written in letters:


“I sent some pictures of camels and got asked how our camel was and if it lived inside or outside our house.”

“The child wanted to know how flush toilets worked, if we had one, and did we like to play with it. This same child somehow managed to decapitate a statue of Mary and was worried about killing God’s mother.”

“The answer to the question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ was ‘I want to be a fish, but I’ve never seen one.’ The same child advised not to eat udon because it looked like tapeworms and these are really bad for you.”

“A child in Indonesia wanted to know if people in Canada had hair on their feet to protect them from the cold.”

Another child asked,

“Is math the same in every country?”

“When you come to visit me, I am having chocolate ice cream and you are having strawberry and banana because strawberry and banana is my second favorite and you can share yours with me.”

“What language do your dogs speak? Ours speak Spanish.”

“Is Japanese English with strange writing?”

A child in Kenya wrote a sponsor in Japan,

“I think you should come visit me. It would only take 10 minutes or maybe an hour and that is not very far.”

child laughing

Sponsored child laughing

Children say the darndest things don’t they? Share your funny quotes in comments below.

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  1. JustMe April 18, 2019

    My girl asked me if I like ice cream. It made me chuckle because in reality, who DOESN’T like ice cream? Generalities, sure, but still! LOL!

  2. Caitlin Johnson May 27, 2013

    My child in Peru knew that my fiance was helping me co-sponsor her from the beginning. The last letter I received from her barely got through introduction niceties before asking “Are you married yet?” I was happy to inform her that, yes, we did just get married, but it still gave my husband and I a good laugh.

  3. Donna May 23, 2013

    My 16 year old boy in Peru said in his last letter … “I have new teachers who are very grumpy, but they teach well.”

  4. Kathy May 21, 2013

    From a 6 year old girl: “When I grow up I am going to be a boy because boys have more fun.”

    1. Kimmy May 23, 2013

      That made me laugh! When I was little, I wanted to be a boy. So I can relate.

  5. Yvonne Reynolds May 21, 2013

    Some of the things our little Eduardo (he is from Mexico and just turned 7 last month) has asked:
    I would like to ask how old you are.
    I would like to ask where you are from.
    Do you play volleyball?
    I would like to ask you if it is cold.

    He always thanks me for his letters and gifts. I can’t wait to meet him in January and give him the biggest hug!

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