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    1. How come the stuff parents give children to do when they're bored is more boring than being bored? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do some people use the phrase "Non-working Mother"? Obviously these people have never had children! (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you will never fool mom or dad? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why is it that the best thing about being an adult is that you can be as childish as you want? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why do people feel compelled to share horror stories such as 48-hour labour to pregnant women especially in their last months? Or 'little monsters' (read: children) to new mothers/fathers and parents-to-be? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    6. Why do children act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners? (Contributed by Mrs. J.)
    7. If your parents tell you that they certainly wouldn't have paid any money for you does that make you a gifted child? (Contributed by Ronnie C.)
    8. Why do parents and teachers tell kids to "stop acting smart"? Would they rather their kids stayed dumb? (Contributed by ZBQ)
    9. Why do moms use the strangest questions when they get angry? You know things like "Shut your mouth and eat your food" and "Do you WANT me to slap your face off?" (Contributed by Oliver Smith)
    10. Did you ever wonder whether we are the people our parents warned us about? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    11. If men can "father a child" why is it that we never hear of any women who can "mother a child"? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    12. Why is it that human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home? (Contributed by B. Cosby)
    13. Is it really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too? (Contributed by Lillian Bell)
    14. Is the joy of motherhood what a woman experiences when all the children are finally in bed? (Contributed by Kay Bradley)
    15. Before we judge the younger generation shouldn't we remember who raised them? (Contributed by Jim Poserina)
    16. Why do some people think motherhood is so easy? Don't you have to start it with a great deal of labour? (Contributed by Kay Bradley)
    17. If evolution really works how come Mothers only have two hands? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)
    18. How do parents ALWAYS know when their children are getting into trouble? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    19. Why do parents ALWAYS pull the 'do as I say not as I do' thing? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    20. You know how parents have that weird sixth sense that lets them know when the kids are getting into something or getting into trouble? Has anyone else noticed that a majority of teachers are also parents? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    21. Why do parents stress doing things for yourself while telling you to take out the trash? (Contributed by RWP)
    22. Why do parents tell everyone how wonderful it is to have kids while simultaneously saying how terrible their own ones are? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    23. If you need a license to drive fish hunt and get married why don't you need a license to have children? (Contributed by kapow03)
    24. Why do ugly people have such beautiful children? (Contributed by kapow03)
    25. If you're supposed to learn from your mistakes why do some people have more than one child? (Contributed by Funny Bone)
    26. How come when you're a parent peace and quiet is more suspicious than it is relaxing? (Contributed by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott)
    27. Isn't it true that school days are the best days of your life? Provided of course, that your children are old enough to go, right? (Contributed by Nancy Carson)
    28. Wasn't Adam really Eve's mother? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    29. Why do some parents sit in front of the TV all day and then force their kids to eat dinner together so they can have 'family time'? (Contributed by Rachel S.)
    30. When a parent asks a kid what they did in school and they reply that they did nothing, shouldn't the parent be concerned that they just sat around all day? (Contributed by Rachel S.)
    31. Is the reason why adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up, because the adults are still looking for ideas? (Contributed by Paula P.)
    32. How come when you finally get your youngest child out of the house, the oldest will move back in with kids and a significant other? (Contributed by Mike Bellah)
    33. Why is it that parents tell you not to do something because it's bad, but then they do it? (Contributed by Hank T.)
    34. How come when your children leave home, their stuff stays in your attic and basement forever? (Contributed by Paul Benoit)
    35. How come the only people in this world who are always sure about the proper way to raise children are those who've never had any? (Contributed by Terry Galan)
    36. Do you ever find yourself calling your children by the wrong name and feel like kicking yourself for spending so much time selecting just the right name for each child? (Contributed by Les Pourciau)
    37. Do you really think there's anything wrong with the younger generation that the older generation didn't outgrow? (Contributed by Michelle)
    38. How come we are so anxious to give our children what we didn't have that we forget to give them what we did have? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)
    39. Are Mother Nature and Father Time the parents of the New Year's Baby? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    40. Parents are always telling us that when we have kids, we will get back what we do to them, right? Doesn't that just mean that we are giving our parents back what they did to their parents? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    41. Is a father someone who carries pictures where his money used to be? (Contributed by J.J.)
    42. Parents call their kids by the wrong name sometimes, right? That's understandable. But when all the other kids have left home, leaving only one child, why do they keep doing it? (Contributed by Lacey)
    43. Why is it that when parents do something bad, they think their kids aren't looking? (Contributed by Valerie)
    44. Why do people think mothers know EVERYTHING? Don't they keep calling their children babies after they have grown up? (Contributed by Valerie)
    45. Do all Moms have hindsight, from changing too many diapers? (Contributed by Rodney & Cathy's Joke List)
    46. Why do you become a double of the parent you said you would never be like? (Contributed by Zaki)
    47. Why do mothers always say that their child cannot go outside to play until their room is clean? If they played outside all the time, their room wouldn't be a mess, would it? (Contributed by Gary Parnham)
    48. Isn't the trouble with being a parent the fact that by the time we're experienced, we're unemployed? (Contributed by Vern McLellan)
    49. Wouldn't the most important thing a father can do for his children be to love their mother? (Contributed by Floyd)
    50. Aren't parents the last people on Earth who ought to have children? (Contributed by Samuel Butler)
    51. We all know that children aren't happy without something to ignore, right? But that's what parents were created for, werenít they? (Contributed by W.W.)
    52. Why do some parents say that you can't start dating until you are married? How are you supposed to get married if you have never dated, and if you are married how would you just be dating? (Contributed by ZenRN)
    53. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, right? Isnít the payment in pure love? (Contributed by Mildren B. Vermont)
    54. When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts, are you? Doesnít a mother always have to think twice? Once for herself and once for her child? (Contributed by Sophia Loren)
    55. If a husband dies, the wife is called a widow and if a child's parents die, the child is called an orphan, right? So why isn't there a word for a parent that loses a child? (Contributed by D.G.)
    56. Why do women who complain during the whole pregnancy and while giving birth want to get pregnant again? (Contributed by Zagros)
    57. Why is it that the older we get, the smarter our parents become? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    58. Why do adults say they want to understand what's going on in a teens life but constantly interrupt when a teen tries to explain? (Contributed by Jaime)
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