Jennifer D. Wade Journal

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From the Mouths of Babes

I had occasion to be the beautiful Lehigh Valley this evening which gave me the opportunity to listen to my favorite radio station for a few minutes.  I tuned in around 7:13 pm, which meant that I got to hear a few minutes of my favorite program - KIDS CORNER!

I love listening to Kids Corner on WXPN because it's a great show.  It's educational yet entertaining, even for adults, and the host, Kathy O'Connell, never talks down to the kids who call in.  Plus, you never know what those kids are going to say.

Case in point, tonight.  Since it's the day after Father's Day, Kathy invited kids to call in and share something about their dads, like why each kid though his/her dad was special or neat.

I heard two calls before the signal faded.  The first call was from a girl in King of Prussia.  She said her dad is special because he owns a comic book store.  Kathy said, "Wow! That's neat!" and the girl said, yeah, it is because she gets to read all the comic books for free.

The second call came from a girl in Havertown.  When Kathy asked her what was special about her dad, the girl said, "He got hit by a car three times.  And survived."

Kathy, in her unflappable, not talking down to kids way, said, "Wow!  That first part must have been scary!"

The girl answered, "No, I didn't see it."

You just can't make this stuff up.

As an added bonus, here's an example of something Kathy plays on Kids Corner. 

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