Feel Goof Friday: Children in Need


Today we’re celebrating the pure genius of childhood. The laughs, the tears, the squabbles and the sticky fingers. We were all children once. The lucky ones amongst us still are. Let’s get back to grips with the joys of being a kid. Those glory days when we could entertain ourselves with our own reflection, pull ridiculous faces and still be considered ‘cute’, stick our fingers into the chocolate cake, scream the house down for no apparent reason, and tell people they smell with a snigger.

Those were the days. Ah. Go on, relive the moments. Chase your housemates around the kitchen table. Swap shoes with your boyfriend/girlfriend and strut your stuff up and down the corridor. Face paint. Start a band with pots and pans and milk bottles. Blow raspberries. Skip.

If it’s silly, it’s necessary. And it’s all in aid of Children in Need. As if you needed an excuse.

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.  ~Ralph Waldo


Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher


Boy, n.:  a noise with dirt on it.  ~Not Your Average Dictionary


Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.  ~Author Unknown


Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince


We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up.  ~Christopher Morley


And if you can’t get enough of all this silliness, click on the sticky out tongue below: