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Mom, You’re Cooler than Squashed Possum!

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Kristen’s 9-year-old composed this ode to her awesomeness for Mother’s Day.

We can only imagine how teary-eyed Kristen was after reading it.

Teary-eyed from laughter, possibly, but teary-eyed nonetheless.

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Thanks to Kristen for putting her modesty aside and sharing with the readers of SKW how she puts roadkill to shame. Check out her blog here. (SPOILER ALERT: No roadkill.)

You should share some funny kids’ writing with us, too! End-of-school time is a great opportunity to discover a treasure in a child’s backpack. (SPOILER ALERT: There may be roadkill.)

Email an image of the piece to either leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com or mcfadden.chase@gmail.com. Or to both if you’re feeling ambitious.

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That’s a Hell of a City!

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Six-year-old Connor wrote about his family’s trip to Six Gun City in his “What I Did This Summer” journal.

Judging by that waterslide, it looks like a really fun place.

Who knows? Sex Gun City might be fun, too.

No word on what the waterslides are like there.

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Thanks to Erica, Connor’s mom, for sharing his summer memory. Check out her blog here.

Please share your image of a funny piece of children’s writing by submitting to mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.

If you do, we’ll let you go down that slide.

Or give you a ticket to Sex Gun City.

Whichever you prefer.

Gas Games Are Fun

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Six-year-old Alexis likes PE because her teacher makes up fun games.

Not that gas in PE isn’t fun.

Remember the cool little scooters?

Any game involving those is a perfect fit for flatulence. After all, breaking a bit of wind might provide a slight boost in propulsion, and it makes a pretty terrific sound effect. (Just don’t leave any skidmarks.)

And if you didn’t want to get caught underneath the parachute before, just wait until someone pulls the ripcord on one under there!

Do you think they put that hole in the middle of the fabric for ventilation?

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Thanks to Shelley for sharing her daughter’s note with Stuff Kids Write. It’s no stinker, that’s for sure.

Please send us funny samples of kids’ writing you catch wind of.

Email to mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.

Arghhhhh You Sure That First Answer’s Incorrect?

Thanks to Jen for sharing this pic of her 7-year-old son Ty’s social studies test.

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First off, we can all agree the teacher using an X to mark that first definition incorrect is ironic, right?

We can also agree that answer would have never been marked wrong in Pirating 101. (And by the way, in Dora the Explorer 101, the only acceptable response would be, “Loud, incessantly-repetitive thing that annoys the frickin’ hell out of anyone older than five.”)

Ty, your thinking is the real treasure here.

Well played, matey. Well played.

A Baby Story: Grandma Gets Brutally Honest

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When 7-year-old Nicolas was born, it was really awesome.

New world? Discovery? Peeing?

Really cool.

Your grandmother comparing your swaddled, tiny newborn self to E.T.?

Not quite as cool.

Thanks to Tina, the alien’s mom, for sharing with SKW.

Really cool.

Dear Santa: If You Could Bring an ATM That Doesn’t Charge a Usage Fee, That’d Be Awesome!

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As Cousin Eddie would say, an ATM machine truly is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year, and we’re all wondering what exactly is included in a bag of pranks, right?

Thanks to Jessica for sharing her 7-year-old son’s Christmas list with Stuff Kids Write. May all her Christmas wishes come true.

Like figuring out a way to get that helicopter to fit under the tree.

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Please share some funny stuff kids wrote with the readers of SKW!

Santa letters, Christmas lists, thank-yous, school work: all make terrific stocking stuffers in the form of an image submitted to either mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.

‘Tis the season of giving, people…

Enjoy the Milk and Arsenic-laced Cookies, Santa!

It’s very common for young children to confuse their “b”s and “d”s when writing.

Happens all the time.

Katina’s 6-year-old daughter had just such a mix-up when composing her letter to Santa this year.

Innocent mistake.

Still, might not be a bad idea for the Jolly Ol’ Elf to make sure he brings everything on her list.

After all, roofs can get awfully “slippery” on Christmas Eve.

It’d be terrible if there was an accident.

Watch your step, Mr. Claus…

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Thanks to Katina for sharing this Santa letter with SKW’s readers!

Won’t you please share, as well?

Submit your snapped pic of a child’s writing to mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.

After all, ’tis the season of giving, and laughter is really easy to gift-wrap.

No Wonder Those Bugs Look So Happy

Jan is a kindergarten teacher. She sees lots of great stuff kids write.

But Jan’s own 5-year-old son brought this one home from school. In her words:

“Glad to see phonics is working. I’m a proud mom.”

You should be, Jan.

In this case, Ii is for Impressive.

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If you see an impressive example of stuff a kid wrote, snap a pic with your smartphone and share it with the followers of SKW! Please email to either leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com or mcfadden.chase@gmail.com.

Thanks, and happy Isexing to all!

Chase and Leanne

P.S. – I Definitely Know I Don’t Like Mom’s Meatloaf

Sometimes kids write in strange places.

Thanks to SKW reader Tina for submitting this awesome piece. She explains:

I found this note while moving. I’ve had that table for about 8 years and never knew it was there!

The unanswered question: Who wrote this?

Based on the sentiment expressed, we can at least narrow it down to only those kids who’ve ever had parents.

Telling on Daddy

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Send us the funny things your kids (or other people’s kids) write! Email a jpeg image to mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com. Pieces can be posted with credit or anonymously, and if you have a personal blog/site you’d like us to link to, we will.