Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three Riddles

1.)  This is one of my favorite old riddles:

The one who makes it has no need of it.

The one who buys it has no use for it.

The one who uses it can neither see nor feel it.

What is it?

2.)  Here's a similar riddle that just occurred to me:

The ones who do it don't need it and the ones who need it don't do it.

What is it?

3.)  This is one I'll tell the kids (after Older Daughter finally gets out of bed!):

If a man carried my burden he would break his back.
I am not rich, but leave silver in my track.

Who am I?


  1. Here's an alternate version of Riddle 1:

    The man who made it didn't need it.

    The man who bought it didn't use it.

    The man who used it didn't want it.

  2. Um, buying a coffin? Ok, morbid thought. And I think the second one your Older Daughter will love because it's about a snail. :)

  3. Happy Elf Mom, ding ding ding! You got it! It's a coffin!

    The third one is indeed about a snail. Both my kids got the answer. That's especially good for Younger Daughter, with her language issues ...

    Take another look at the second one!

  4. If you made the second one up, then it has to be homework!

  5. No fair. I was going to say HOMEWORK. Good guess, northTOmom.

  6. lol welll if you homeschool, it's ALL homework...