Monday, March 7, 2011

The Wisdom of Children

We all know that children often say what they are thinking and its sometimes funny, sometimes insightful and usually unpredictable. I got this list from the back of the parish newsletter - how did they expect me to pay full attention with such funny reading material?!

A teacher presented the class with a list of the beginnings of well-known proverbs and asked the children to complete each of them.

Better to be safe than...Punch a fifth grader.

Where there is smoke, there's...pollution.

Two's company, three's...the Musketeers.

Happy the bride who...gets all the presents.

The pen is mightier than the...pigs.

If you lie down with the dogs, you'll...stink in the morning.

As you shall make your bed, so shall you...mess it up.

It is always darkest before...daylight saving time.

Don't bite the hand that...looks dirty.

A miss is as good as a...mr.

You can't teach an old dog new...maths.

A penny saved is...not much.

Children should be seen and not...spanked or grounded.

When the blind lead the blind...get out of the way.

5 comments:

John said...

Kids do have an interesting perspective on life.

Mike said...

I always knew making the bed was a waste of time.

Bilbo said...

"When the blind lead the blind, get out of the way." That one applies to radical politics here in the US. We should just stick with the children.

Fiona said...

:))

Amanda said...

John - Yes. And sometimes, their observations are truthful ones that adults just can't see anymore.

Mike - Tell my mother that.

Bilbo - I wonder if they've ever experimented with children of a range of ages running countries. In an experimental environment first of course....

Fiona - I'm sure you must be getting a lot of these from Kaeden these days.