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A chef by trade, but a human by birth. __________I am also a political junkie. I watch all the “talking head” cable programs religiously. Agreeing & disagreeing with the comments by the various pundits. Not shy about emailing my comments to them, either. I am a huge fan of Joan Walsh. She is one of the few that will stand her ground and discuss the issues, not just the 30 second sound bites. I am formerly from Ridgefield, CT


AUGUST 14, 2009 9:18AM

Fun Fridays: Children say the darnedest things…

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My mother was a second grade teacher for 25 years. And she always came home with funny things her students said or did during the day. Here is an email I received from her this morning that I thought you all would enjoy. The story goes that a 1stgrade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class and she gave each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. 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.

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 leads the blind... get out of the way.

25. A bird in the hand...  is going to poop on you.


                        And the WINNER!   

26. Better late than... going to school.




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Laughter is a great way to start the day, George! #15 must have been a girl's answer but, #11, you better get his name and watch him as he is destined to be a politician, for sure! Fun post!
addedum to #26: or work.

Thanks, gmg, for helping delay the inevitable in such a delightful way!
There are none so blind as ... Stevie Wonder

For some reason, this one made me snort up just a bit of coffee! I'm going to e-mail this to my wife and Mom.

What a great way to kick off my Friday morning! Thanks!
Rated for Art Linkletter lives.
Love this stuff, George! And really, a penny saved isn't much.
Oh, and tell your mom thanks from me. Thanks for teaching all those years. In non-teaching years her service was like 2oo years plus!
Funny, funny stuff. Kids, pure as the driven snot!!
#8: A budding feminist!

I couldn’t help but think of You Know What’s Bullshit! when reading #16.

#7: Ha! Impossible, indeed. So where does that put good news?

And I can certainly attest to the validity of #25.

Oh man, gm. Thanks for the laugh this morning. I love these things from children. Their view of the world is so refreshing, isn't it?

I think it might me a blast to teach little kids. What a wonderful day you'd have at work.

Tell your mom thanks for the morning refresh and thank you for posting.

Rated for being late.
Thanks for stopping by and having a good chuckle… my mother taught my sister & me to laugh, laugh often and know how to laugh at ourselves.

Pam… I think you are correct about #11

A-H-P… we all can appreciate your addendum

Walter… sorry about the coffee, but loved the snort. You are right about old Art… he could get kids of all ages to speak words of wisdom & make us laugh.

gracielou… message delivered and truly appreciated

scanner… 1st graders love the word ‘snot’, it makes them giggle with joy!

Melissa… so you have had a bird poop on you? Great You Tube video & so true.

BoomerB… What’s happening man… Mom would be happy she made so many smile… for she is a real practical joker herself. Her students loved her!
kids are a blast to teach. my husband and i taught a 3/4 year old sunday school class, there was the girl who just couldn't sit on her chair. Ooops and off she would go. it was the same every week for a whole year. the girls adored my husband, "Mr. Siemens" and were always standing near him. he is such a chick magnet! and the change that happened with each one thruout the year, it was noticeable how they matured! we were amazed!
These are so priceless. I just love 'em.
Hug your Mama and say thank you for this.
I just kept laughing and the last one amde me snort sweet tea!
Debbs… Thanks, that sounds like a great class to teach. It is fun to watch them grow and then remind them of their ‘worldly’ statements when they are older.

Mission… I am sure these kids would get a great laugh at your snorting your tea… you know how kids are. Thanks & great to see you stopping by.
i love "the pen is mightier than the pigs." That is profound.
That is a good one Mr. M… profound indeed!

That youngster was from a rural one-room schoolhouse, whose older brother’s 4-H project was raising pigs and they had some experience.
Thanks for the great laugh.. These were classic that is for sure. #22 is a good one we all should remember.. Is at first you don't succeed-get new batteries. You think it will work?
Loved this.
fireeyes… when I read #22, I thought immediately I need to run out and get some new ‘double D’s’ and refresh. Damn, if only I knew that would help one succeed. Glad this gave you a good laugh. take care...
“Melissa… so you have had a bird poop on you?”

Two, actually ;-) Franny and Zooey (whom I’m writing about in The Yellow Starlings) aren’t very good at practicing self-control when they’re hanging out on my hands, arms, and head ;-)