From the “Out of the Mouths of Babes” File

tlheaA slightly off-color story from the Out of the Mouths of Babes File…

The other day at lunch, a co-worker told us a funny story about her 8 year-old grandson. Her grandson had a homework assignment to learn the word, “frugal,” and then use it in a book report of a fairy tale of his choice.

The boy looked up the word “frugal” and learned it meant to be thrifty, or economical. He asked if that meant to save things like loose change and was told that, yes, it was something like that.

He told his parents he couldn’t think what fairy tale would work, but then he remembered the story of Rapunzel, and sat down to write. The next day at breakfast he proudly read his report to his parents:

“Rapunzel was stuck in a tower and couldn’t get out because there wasn’t any doors just one window. She saw a handsome Prince on his horse and throwed her hair out the window and yelled, FRUGAL ME! FRUGAL ME! and he did and they got married and lived happily ever after. The End.”


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