Kids always have something to say. They will come up with answers to questions with a vocabulary they’ve scavenged, and scraped together and are trying out for the first time. And it’s impressive how accurate they can be compared to adults, often because we are afraid to tell the truth.
I’m usually not able to hear what kids discuss when they are in the water, mainly because they just scream at the top of their lungs and the echo at an indoor pool only distorts the sound. But it’s fun to envision what they might say, especially if it’s something philosophical or something so complex that you question if it really is a kid speaking. You know the kind of discussions where Calvin and Hobbes go for a long walk in the woods and you say to yourself, “Why would a six year old discuss a subject like free will?” You know it’s highly unlikely, but very possible and that makes it funnier because a six-year old said it!
The credit for the first cartoon goes to my aunt who was telling stories about kids that have said funny things when she was teaching. The other cartoon came from a lap swimmer who was in the locker room when it happened. You see, no story is safe with me. They all turn into cartoons eventually!