“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven,” Henry Ward Beecher
It’s the end to another week in my preschool class and the week was a good one. I just love all my little buddies and cherish all the things that come out of their mouths…well most of the things! Just this year one little girl quietly said to herself “Boomer, that’s a good name for a dog,” as we talked about my dog during Learning Circle. A few years ago a darling little boy nonchalantly told a classmate who was complaining about a tummy ache that she probably just needed to poop because it always worked for him! They are so honest and so unfiltered. Sometimes what they say is funny or slightly skewed, but they simply tell the truth and you can’t argue with the truth. Just try. I dare you.
“Great Truths From Small Children”
When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
If someone hits you, don’t hit back. They always catch the second person.
It’s hard to unlearn a bad word.
A pencil without an eraser might as well be a pen.
Sometimes the best one in the play has the fewest lines.
Twelve is a lot older than eight.
Don’t expect your friends to be as excited about your 100 as you are.
Your room gets smaller as you get bigger.
You can’t start over just because you’re losing.
It’s easier to act like a princess when you’re dressed like one.
You can’t be everyone’s best friend.
A snow day is more fun than a vacation day.
All libraries smell the same.
If you really want someone to listen, whisper.
Don’t say “last one’s a rotten egg” unless you’re sure there’s a slow kid behind you.
Never ask your three-year-old brother to hold a tomato.
You can’t trust a dog to watch your food.
Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
Puppies still have bad breath after eating a Tic Tac.
You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Don’t wear polka dot panties under white shorts.
No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize a cat.