It’s the middle of summer, and unless you are fortunate enough to have year round schooling, you’re in the middle of summer vacation and probably praying for school to start again.
To add a little levity, here are some dumb laws about children that should make you laugh.
Arizona – Maricopa County: No more than six girls may live in any house.
California – Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
Florida – Under a 1959 ordinance, stubborn children were considered vagrants in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Fla.
Hawaii – It used to be the law in Hawaii that children had to obey all “lawful and moral” commands of their parents.
Massachusetts – Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.
Michigan – You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.
Minnesota – A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.
Missouri – Children can buy shotguns in Kansas City, Missouri… but not toy cap guns.
Nebraska – A parent can be arrested if her/his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.
If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
North Carolina – In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.
Oklahoma – In Bromide, Oklahoma it is illegal for children to use towels as capes and jump from houses pretending to be superman.
Texas – Mesquite: It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
Virginia – Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
West Virginia – No children may attend school with their breath smelling of “wild onions.”
Washington – In Washington, anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.
It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.