"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wise Words Remix

So floating around the internet is this really cute project of a teacher asking her first grade class to finish famous phrases.  I decided to play with Owen....

1. Don't change horses  food.
2. Strike while the  dogs run.
3. It's always darkest before morning.
4. Never underestimate the power of doom.
5. You can lead a horse to water but can't see the dog.
6. Don't bite the hand that moves.
7. No news is just boring.
8. A miss is as good as garbage.
9. You can't teach an old dog new karate.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll smell.
11. Love all, trust people.
12. The pen is mightier than the pencil.
13. An idle mind is trouble.
14. Where there's smoke there's mom cooking {!!!}
15. Happy the bride who marries me.
16. A penny saved is just a coin.
17. Two's company, three's definitely different.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what beeps loudly.
19.  Laugh and the whole word laughs with you, cry and whine alone in your bed.
20. There are none so blind as mice.
21. Children should be seen and not lost.
22. If at first you don't succeed you'll probably cry.
23. You get out of something what you like most.
24. When the blind leads the blind laugh.
25. A bird in the hand might poop.
26. Better late than a dinosaur. 

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Adding to these pearls of wisdom my list of thanks with Ann, which thanks to above said child, is long and large:

41.  children who see the world just a bit different than I do. They grow me and this world I live in.

42.  Friday afternoon dilly bars, while there is a snow storm brewing outside.

43. sanity in the voice of family from miles away.  A little of yourself returning home each time you hear their voice.

44. starbucks giftcards, and the wonder that is the skinny carmel macchiato.

45. new journal day. This day sends me into nervous fits that I am selecting the right one, my children staring blankly at all the choices tentatively speaking to me "mom? I don't get it.  What's different. Wouldn't writing in each one be the same?" And seeing the look on my face he says, "I see, it's got to be just right for your thoughts." I've trained you well obi-one.  {I found it by the way.}

46. expandable-just-add-water animals. Who are now delightfully in serving bowls on my kitchen table for the next three days.  We have high hopes for the sting-ray and octopus. 

47. spending the afternoon with bits of pipe cleaners, foam hearts, and pom-poms glued to me and every surface known to man.  As a self-proclaimed nonvalentine-er, these activities bring joy to this day.  And that green lantern valentine that he snuck off to make me, writing his own name and my own? something I will treasure for always.

48. At being present to watch these people walk through life- when our beloved reward night for two weeks of great behavior had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen issues while we were putting coats on to go.  The amazing way the kids said they understood and that it will be great whenever we can celebrate. ah. this mama heart is proud.

49. A Saturday morning. Nestled into the couch, fleece blanket, coffee, journal and book, sun streaming behind me.  Peace settled in my lap.

50.  Opening my son's door to get ready to start the night's "get-ready-for-bed-rally" to find both children and dog curled around your husband, three stories deep into a magic place.  Finding my spot beside them, their bodies bending to enclose me in limbs, laughter, and love.


  1. Thank you! This made me laugh out loud--and I smiled a much needed smile the whole way through. I'm inspired...must try this now with my two. :-)

  2. LOL, on the bird in the hand! Too cute!

    And number 22 ...

    Well, really just all of them. :)

  3. new journal day! yay! and starbucks. don't get me started. pure gift. blessings to you from Uganda!

  4. This one:

    50. Opening my son's door to get ready to start the night's "get-ready-for-bed-rally" to find both children and dog curled around your husband, three stories deep into a magic place. Finding my spot beside them, their bodies bending to enclose me in limbs, laughter, and love.

    Caused my heart to skip a beat or two. Can't wait for this one day in my life.

  5. Just had a good giggle at your phrases! :-) Just wonderful!

  6. Oh, thanks for the laugh. Love that you can give thanks for your children's different lens. They do open our eyes, don't they? Blessings to you as you chase joy.

  7. O MY gosh! This is so cute!! I am going to pin this idea for when my son is older. How fun :)

  8. I love point nuber 45 so true it has to be the right one for your thoughts