An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 14

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Nellie and Ned were doing their maths homework. It was very boring.

‘Why is ten scared of seven?’ asked Ned.

‘I don’t know’ said Nellie.

‘Because seven ate nine, and ten is next!’

Nellie didn’t laugh.

‘That’s not very funny’ she said.

‘Why?’ asked Ned.

‘Because they shouldn’t eat each other of course’.

They went back to their homework.


‘What about this’ said Ned. ‘If I’m holding  six oranges with my left hand and five apples with my right hand, and I drop one apple and two oranges, what do I have?’

‘Very big hands!’ laughed Nellie.

‘That wasn’t supposed to be a joke’ said Ned, ‘It’s here in our homework, look’.

‘Oh, right’ said Nellie.


‘Ned, why isn’t your nose twelve inches long?’

‘Where’s that question?’ asked Ned looking at his homework book.

‘It’s a riddle silly!’  said Nellie.

‘Oh, because erm…..because I don’t tell lies?’


‘What then?’

‘Because it would be a foot’ giggled Nellie.

Ned didn’t laugh. ‘I don’t get it’.

A foot!’ she shouted pointing to his shoe and then his ruler.


Daddy walked into the room. ‘If there were four pizzas, one big bowl of chips, three vanilla ice creams and one chocolate ice cream, two cokes and bottle of wine, what would we have?

‘I know’ shouted Nellie, ‘Twelve!’

‘No’ said Daddy. ‘Supper! Now hurry up and finish your homework,  Mummy and I are  starving!’


Tomorrow –


Previously G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



In 2018 – My Friend Rosey was painting Nudes!


In 2017 – We learned about Amble Bay’s Neighbourhood Watch group.



36 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 14

  1. Nilanjana Bose Apr 16, 2019 / 11:14

    Cute! I think my nose was a foot as far as maths homework was concerned…

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  2. lisabuiecollard Apr 16, 2019 / 14:52

    Oh so cute! Love the weaving of the jokes in the maths lesson. My husband is a math teacher and he’s always looking for ways to make math more fun… What a dinner they were going to have, junk food heaven! LOL
    BTW, I love your set up on this blog… So easy to read and fun.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 16, 2019 / 21:14

      I wish my teachers had your husband’s attitude when I was learning maths! I’m pleased you like my minimalist look, some blogs really are difficult to navigate. Thanks so much for your kind words.


  3. Shilpa Garg Apr 16, 2019 / 18:13

    That’s a fun and cute way to study a subject like maths.
    Their supper is interesting and I dont mind joining them! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. randommusings29 Apr 16, 2019 / 22:42

    This is so cute and totally captures kids joking around.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 16, 2019 / 23:57

      Judging by several of the comments I’ll have to have a word with their parents about their choice of fare! So pleased you found it amusing Gail


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 16, 2019 / 23:59

      Absolutely! I hated it at school which is probably why I’m so bad at adding up!


  5. kristin Apr 17, 2019 / 00:27

    All those silly jokes would have driven my husband up the wall, but my 3rd daughter would have loved them.

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  6. StuHN Apr 21, 2019 / 20:33

    Pizza and chips????? I’ll be right over. (I assume the chips are what we call French Fries). Still….


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