Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Never underestimate the power of....jumping cats??



Recently, my father-in-law sent me a cute e-mail in which a teacher gave her 1st grade students the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb, in their own words.

Of course, my first thought was, "This would make for an awesome blog post!" and I asked my kids to complete the same proverbs...just knowing it would be absolutely entertaining!

Here's what they come up with....

Don't change horses....until they want to be changed.

Strike while the...umpire isn't looking.

It's always darkest before....8:41 pm

Never underestimate the power of....jumping cats.

You can lead a horse to water but...make sure it doesn't kick the water bucket.

Don't bite the hand...that your cat licked.

No news is...that you didn't pay for the newspaper so that's why you have no news.

A miss is as good as a....Mrs.

You can't teach an old dog....to not pee on the carpet.

If you lie down with dogs...you'll get sick.

Love all, trust....your mother.

The pen is mightier than the...permanent marker.

An idle mind is....so boring.

Where there's smoke there's....some stupid kid who played with matches.

Happy the bride who...gets to eat cake and open presents.

A penny saved is...not a whole lot.

Two's company, three's....triplets.

Don't put off till tomorrow what...your mother tells you to do now.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and...you'll just make everyone sad.

There are none so blind as...the 3 Blind Mice.

Children should be seen and not...put on time out or forced to eat peas.

If at first you don't succeed....just get really mad.

You get out of something only what you....think should be in it.

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

A bird in the hand...is really gross.

Better late than....being early.



If you enjoyed this, feel free to ask your own children to finish the same proverbs (or any others you can come up with)!  And let me know so I can stop by and read their answers!!


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26 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are so funny. I love don't bite the hand and also A miss is as good. LOL, your kids are awesome! But you knew that!

Barbara said...

These are hysterical and yet so true. You can't teach an old dog not to pee on the carpet.

Kimberly said...

Love all...trust your mother...now that is one you slipped in yourself didn't you?

Jode said...

What a fantastic idea Helene! I really needed that laugh tonight thank you! Your kids really are hilarious...or were they actually serious? Hmmm....

Kmama said...

Too funny!!! I love this idea.

angel shrout said...

Roflmbo.. kids crack me up. My great niece is a cracker jack like your babies and I can only imagine if they were all in the same room the hilarity that would ensue.

Donna said...

THat was very entertaining!! Thanks for my morning laugh!
THey gave some awesome answers!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Bahaha! My favorite is the blind leading the blind answer. Love these!

Lisa said...

Love these!!

Olusola said...

3 is triplets! LOL! Love their answers. My grandma used to do this with us all the time and we'd crack her up with our answers

Lisa said...

Yours kids are hilarious! Love these!!

IASoupMama said...

So funny! I love "Children should be seen and not...put on time out or forced to eat peas."

Twinstips said...

Brilliant! I'm going to do that with my bunch x

Kristen said...

Those are awesome!!!! I might try these with the twins :) - so stinking cute!!!

Zeemaid Zeemaid said...

Love it! I will try it on my kids

Jen said...

Ha! Love those answers.

Pa, Ma, Biscuit and Cornbread said...

Love your kiddos answers! I had a great time asking my four year old twins to complete many of the same proverbs!

Eva Gallant said...

Your kids are so funny!! I loved these!

Jayme said...

ROFL Helene! This is hysterical!

Jenny said...

LOL! My favorite is, "When the blind lead the blind....get the heck out of the way."

Charlene said...

LMAO!!!

Natalie said...

Ha ha love this! It is so funny to see their spin on old sayings LOL!

Mercy D'souza said...

Now those were funny. I should try that and see what my kids come up with. Being younger, their answers might not make as much sense but it would be fun to try.

Emmy said...

Those are so funny!! Love love it. The blind one- yep that is good advice. And no one wants to be forced to eat peas :)

Funny in My Mind said...
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Mercy D'souza said...

Ok, I asked my older two these with mixed results. Here is the link: http://dsouzafamilylife.blogspot.in/2012/06/famous-sayings-by-my-kids.html

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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