Friday, February 8, 2008

a child's garden of proverbs

Karmyn did this the other day with her first grader and I just had to try it with Juls' second grader. Some of them, I think, are better than the originals. Some of them, I think, will be brought up when he is an adult. You know, when they interview the neighbors who say what a nice, quite child he Just kidding, folks. I think, and we all know that I am totally unbiased, that this child is destined for great things.

The black words are the original beginnings. The red words are his endings.

1. Don't change horses...use the same one
2. Strike while the...
3. It's always darkest before...
4. Never underestimate the power of...God
5. No news is...
6. A miss is as good as a ...sir. (can you tell he's being raised in the south?)
7. You can't teach an old dog new...tricks
8. If you lie down with the dogs, you'll...get up with fleas
9. Love all, trust...God
10. The pen is mightier than the...paper
11. An idle mind is...false god
12. Happy the bride getting married
13. A penny saved is...a penny earned
14. Don't put off till tomorrow
15. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and...the whole world cries with you
16. There are none so blind as...a shark ‘cause sharks are blind
17. Children should be seen and not...mean, it rhymes
18. You get out of something only what
19. When the blind lead the blind...the blind lead the blind
20. Better late than...never
21. Where's there's smoke there's...a grill


Jeanette said...

I love a childs simple take on the world around him. We should all be so logical..the world would be a much better place for sure!

dlyn said...

Happy is the bride who is getting married - this just cracked me up. 'Cause who wants to be a bride who isn't getting married, ya know? Great post!

nikki said...

I love number 8!

Alison said...

These are very cute!!! I just love what comes out of kids' mouths!! they are too precious!!

Your welcome for the make me smile all the time!!

Crown Princess said...

Lil man rocks....and so do you for having the patiences to accpet these answers, you know

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Maybe there's a farm where all old wieners can live? And yes, I mean the furry kind AND the human kind!

Hallie :)

laurie said...

"Love all, trust ... God."

that's nice.

in my profession, it would be, "trust no one!"

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Too funny. I love the way kids look at things.

Don't let the blind sharks near the grill. Or the whole world will cry with you.

swampy said...

You can never hide....a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Love this post.
Hey, thanks for the award. It is proudly displayed on my side bar. I will officially thank you on a very near future post. Right now, I'm in Seattle not doing much blogging.

ChrisB said...

Great answers~ I hooted at the 'dog and fleas'!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Well, I suppose that he's "literally" right with most of them!

Karmyn R said...

hahaha - Where's there's smoke there is a grill - he is DEFINITELY raised in the south! I love it.

Kim said...

Of course the answer is sharks. Everyone knows that!

Pamela said...

these are so entertaining!

Debs said...

So cute! I love Where's there's smoe there's a grill. So very true.

lisa marie said...

I love 16 and 19 bestest. :)

lisa marie said...

Oh and 21, was he hungry?

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