Monday, December 24, 2007

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My cousin (from MI) is here for the week with her three kids (4 yo twins boy/girl and 18mo daughter-- my goddaughter). Because I'm working much of this week I spent the day with them yesterday. And I know many of you have kids, so this isn't unfamiliar to you, but I'm always pleased with how *funny* they are. They are really and truly FUNNY. A few conversations from our day out yesterday...

While walking through the UVM Campus
D: Where are we?
Me: We are at the University of Vermont
Both: UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT. What's that?
Me: It's college.
A: (Big Breath) We're at COLLEGE? My MOM DOESN'T EVEN KNOW!

At Burger King Jump Castle (please- - I know these things are germ-infested- hold the comments):
Me: Okay you guys, one more minute of jumping then we have to go.
(both kids come out, take a drink, then sneak back on.)
A: Um, Meg? You're supposed to say, "Uh, Uh, Uuhhhhhh, it's time to go."

While checking out of a store in the mall:
Me: Okay you guys, once we finish here we can go.
D: Go? But we haven't even checked out Kohl's yet.

I got this email recently- - given today's post I thought I would share it:

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
1.
Don't change horses
until they stop running.
2.
Strike while the
bug is close.
3.
It's always darkest before
Daylight Saving Time .
4.
Never underestimate the power of
termites.
5.
You can lead a horse to water but
How?
6.
Don't bite the hand that
looks dirty.
7.
No news is
impossible
8.
A miss is as good as a
Mr.
9.
You can't teach an old dog new
Math
10.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll
stink in the morning.
11.
Love all, trust
Me.
12.
The pen is mightier than the
pigs.
13.
An idle mind is
the best way to relax.
14.
Where there's smoke there's
pollution.
15.
Happy the bride who
gets all the presents.
16.
A penny saved is
not much.
17.
Two's company, three's
the Musketeers.
18.
Don't put off till tomorrow what
you put on to go to bed.
19.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and
You have to blow your nose.
20.
There are none so blind as
Stevie Wonder .
21.
Children should be seen and not
spanked or grounded
22.
If at first you don't succeed
get new batteries.
23.
You get out of something only what you
See in the picture on the box
24.
When the blind lead the blind
get out of the way.
25.
A bird in the hand
is going to poop on you


And the WINNER and last one!
26.
Better late than
Pregnant

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1 Comments:

Blogger suburban prep said...

Spending the holidays with little ones is the best.
I spent it yesterday with a 20 month old and a 2 1/2 yr old. They were so wired. Today they just wanted to know what I was doing and why I wasn't coming in to see them. (I have a miserable cold).

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