Sunday, August 7

Out fo the mouths of babes

"As we all know, proverbs give wisdom, the ability to motivate, and they help us to empathize with others and give us hope. They are short sayings that explain a fact or a truth. Some proverbs are difficult to understand, especially for children. So, in preparation for an open house, teachers had their second graders write their own proverbs. First they talked about proverbs that are more common to get them thinking. Than the assignment was to take the first half of a proverb and fill in a new ending. With no help, the children came up with some very honest, and funny proverbs (some actually make more sense than the original!)"
I found this story and list whilst perusing around on a mommy/baby site…made me laugh. reminded me of a quote i heard somewhere; “Out of the mouths of babes…come the words that adults should not have said in the first place.” Kids say the darndest things sometimes:) i can’t wait to hear what Ellie will come up with once she learns to talk. i know you will enjoy!
  • Where there’s smoke there’s BBQ.
  • When the blind lead the blind they’ll bump into each other.
  • No news is no newspaper.
  • A penny saved is a penny in the bank.
  • You can lead a horse to water but not a cow.
  • If you lie down with the dogs you’ll get fleas.
  • If you lie down with the dogs you’ll stink in the morning.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, get a new job.
  • As you make your bed so shall you mess it up.
  • Don’t bite the hand that has claws.
  • Don’t bite the hand that looks dirty.
  • A miss is as good as a kiss.
  • A miss is as good as a Mr.
  • Happy the bride who is pregnant.
  • Happy the bride who gets lots of presents.
  • The pen is mightier than the pencil.
  • Never underestimate the power of my mom.
  • Never underestimate the power of Mrs. Cooley.
  • An idle mind is relaxing.
  • Better to be safe than dead.

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