Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kids say the Darndest Things!

John came home from school the other day. He brought with him a beautiful 10 inch flower that he had constructed from various bright colors of tissue paper. It was gorgeous and I was amazed at the skill in which John had put it together.
I said to him,
"John, this is beautiful. Did you make this in Spanish class?"
"Yeah. How did you know?"
"I made the same thing when I was in 4th grade."
"Yeah, mom, I made it for you.... for the "Day of the Dead!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

STOP signs

More Katannuta: i am grateful for stop signs. i have a new friend that has convinced me that i do not need all the garbage that is portrayed in the media, economy, campaigns, and the filthiness of the world. (and I'm not talking about pollution.)It is sickening, discouraging and just plain gross. The advice is to imagine a stop sign displayed in your brain everytime you feel down, oppressed, & depressed. For the most part this stop sign works and I actually had a successful day. i stopped the negative thoughts about how much I think negatively. Now, If i could just stop the negative thinking. So much for STOP signs ;)

How do did you decide who to marry? written by kids

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. -- Camille, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -- Derek, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure?)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -- Martin, age 10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. -- Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.-- Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - - Kurt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. -- Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is........ HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. -- Ricky, age 10

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Things to do on a Sunday

1) Make oatmeal raisin cookies. (with a cake mix)
2) Write your favorite missionary (or mine)
3) Sign all your kids homework (or not)
4) Create a new blog page (or sign someone else's)
5) Go on New.FamilySearch.com (or net)Find out if you have a great, great, great, great, Aunt.
6) Play 21 questions with your kids. (Winner gets to make the cookies)
7) Do your civic duty. E-mail someone your candidate choice.( Explain why McCain/Palin would make a great Team. )
8) Eat the cookies that are just lying on the pan looking helpless and all alone in the world. (don't tell anyone you ate 9 of the 12)
9) Pull out the diet rootbeer that you put away for yourself . swig it down with the rest of the cookies you have in your mouth. (Hope the kids don't see. If they do... okay give them a sip)
10) Try to find a better hiding place next time for the rootbeer.