Friday, September 23, 2011


Remember the old Art Linkletter Houseparty show from the 50's?  My favorite segment was the title of this blog.  It's true!  

To document it, I kept  3 little notebooks, one for each of our children, on funny things they'd say. One would try to get in her book, "Mama, you gonna write that down?"  

Another desperately feared saying something I might record, "Mama!  DON'T write that in my book ple-eeeease!"  Now that they're older I don't think they'd care.  But I'll risk embarrassing them on other blog days.

Today I'll share proverbs by school kids.  Sayings quite familiar to us were presented (in part) to children.  Creative little minds finished the phrases, spinning new twists on old adages.

  • Don't change horses until they stop running.
  • Strike while the bug is close.
  • It's always darkest before Daylight Savings.
  • Never underestimate the power of termites.
  • You can lead a horse to water but how?
  • Don't bite the hand that looks dirty.
  • No news is impossible.
  • A miss is as good as a Mr.
  • You can't teach an old dog new math.
  • If you lie down with dogs you'll stink in the morning.
  • Love all, trust me.
  • The pen is mightier than the pigs.
  • An idle hand is the best way to relax.
  • Where there's smoke there's pollution.
  • Happy the bride who gets all the presents.
  • A penny saved is not much.
  • Two's company.  Three's the Musketeers.
  • Don't put off tomorrow what you put on to go to bed.
  • You get out of something only what you see on the box.
  • Better late than pregnant.
  • Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded.
  • If at first you don't succeed, get new batteries.
  • Laugh and the world laughs with you.  Cry and you have to blow your nose.
  • There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder.
  • A bird in the hand is gonna poop on you.
  • When the blind lead the blind, get out of the way!

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