Teach Your Children Well

I always thought that I was raising my children, but sometimes me thinks that it is they who are raising me. The other night I roasted the free turkey that had been in my freezer since Christmas. I made the stuffing and all of the fixin's, and we feasted on it for about a week.

While pulling off the scraps to make soup, I carefully removed the wish bone and cleaned it off. I decided to have a wish fest right then and there with my nine year old who was suffering from a severe ear infection. We took our stance, and I told him to make a wish. In less than two seconds, he began to tug on the bone. I told him to wait because I was still formulating my wish. I was actually going for a two in one kind of wish.

When I had finished wishing, we began to pull, but that bone was still way too wet and didn't snap. My hubby told me the wishes would have to be postponed. So, after the big let down, I asked my boy what he had wished for. I had assumed that he was going to wish for a comfortable eardrum and was surprised when he blurted out :World Peace!" Wow. It took him no time to come up with that one. I was way too ashamed to share my wish with him, but he persisted, and I had to admit that I was wishing to lose another 20 pounds, and earn $50K this year. Oops!

He gave me a hug and told me that I don't need to lose anymore weight. We still haven't broken the bone. It's driving my oldest son nuts. I might have to keep it on my kitchen window as a reminder of the important lesson I learned that night about priorities. By the way, the soup was delicious.

If you see sheep, you need glasses!

P.S. How many of you have read the DaVinci Code? I can't believe how many people are commenting about it. I have to get my hands on a copy and read read read it. it's supposed to be a gripping novel.

For those of you who have already read it, have fun with this: Click on the picture of his book to go to a special link.

(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)
Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people's.

A grandfather is a man grandmother.

Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us.

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also Why we shouldn't step on "cracks."

They don't say, "Hurry up."

Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes.

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

They can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandparents don't have to be smart.

They have to answer questions like "why isn't God married?" and "How come dogs chase cats?".

When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.

They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when we've acted bad.

Pass this along to another Grandparents. It will make their day.

March 1, 2004
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
One step at a time!

(author unknown)
There once was a man from Great Britain
Who interrupted two girls at their knittin'.
Said he with a sigh,
"That park bench, well I
Just painted it right where you're sittin'."


(author unknown)
There was a young hunter named Shepherd
Who was eaten for lunch by a leopard.
Said the leopard, "Egad!
You'd be tastier, lad
If you had been salted and peppered!


Ogden Nash
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.


(author unknown)
There was a young woman named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She set out one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.


Submitted By: Krishna Jayaraman
There was a lady who triplets begat
Nat, Pat and Tat
It was fun breeding
But trouble feeding
Cause she didn't have a tit for Tat.

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
-  Cullen Hightower


An optimist is the human personification of spring.
-  Susan J. Bissonette


Irrespective of different philosophies, the most important thing is to have a tamed and disciplined mind and a warm heart.
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
-  Andy Warhol


Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
-  Ovid


I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.
-  Sandra Knell


Trees were created for man's companionship.
- Genesis Rabah


If you don't understand the Way as it meets your eyes, how can you know the Path as you walk?

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