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Just got this in email. Enjoy :)

  1. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 5 years ago

    A first grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds.

    Don't change horses...
    until they stop running.

    Strike while the..
    bug is close.

    It's always darkest before...
    Daylight Saving Time.

    Never underestimate the power of...

    You can lead a horse to water but...

    Don't bite the hand that...
    Looks dirty.

    No news is...

    A miss is as good as a...

    You can't teach an old dog new...

    If you lie down with dogs, you'll...
    stink in the morning.

    Love all, trust...

    The pen is mightier than the...

    An idle mind is...
    the best way to relax.

    Where there's smoke there's...

    Happy the bride who...
    gets all the presents.

    A penny saved is...
    not much.

    Two's company, three's...
    the Musketeers.

    Don't put off till tomorrow what...
    you put on to go to bed.

    Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and...
    You have to blow your nose.

    There are none so blind as...
    Stevie Wonder.

    Children should be seen and not...
    spanked or grounded.

    If at first you don't succeed...
    get new batteries.

    You get out of something only what you...
    See in the picture on the box

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

    A bird in the hand...
    is going to poop on you.

    Better late than...

    1. cre8tive profile image81
      cre8tiveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Brilliant - and most of the answers are so much better than the originals.

      That's really brightened up my day.

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago


  3. Ivorwen profile image85
    Ivorwenposted 5 years ago

    These are great!  Thanks for sharing.  smile

    I especially liked the pigs/pen one.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I love it! They would make great status updates or tweets! lol

    They often have much more insight than adults!

    Thanks for sharing it here. smile

  5. rorymullen profile image59
    rorymullenposted 5 years ago

    Amazing how children as smarter then we believe.. Often times we misunderstand how the human brain works on children. This is amazing information and thanks again.

  6. SiddSingh profile image59
    SiddSinghposted 5 years ago


    The last one is the funniest!

  7. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    Wonderful stuff, Misha! big_smile

  8. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 5 years ago

    LOL I personally love the most the "blind leading blind" thing, which is so applicable to our current situation on HP, and to many other current events. I have to remember to get out of the way big_smile

  9. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    A penny saved is...
    not much.

    That one was my favorite. Very true. Great Misha smile

  10. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago


  11. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I like Love all, trust me beautiful.

    I tried to write down classic one liners in the classroom, but it was just impossible because there are so many, and I couldn't take the time to do it-- but there are some profoundly wise young 3-5 year olds. Some of my most enlightening conversations have been with young children.

    Sometimes you feel you're talking with 'old souls'. smile

  12. TamCor profile image82
    TamCorposted 5 years ago

    Love this!  My favorite one is:

    "Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and...
    You have to blow your nose."

    lol lol lol

    I just stuck it on my Facebook status, so I could share it others, thanks for the idea, rebekahELLE... smile

    And thank you Misha, for the laughs! big_smile

  13. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    this is great! out of the mouth of babes..big_smile

  14. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Impossible to choose a favorite!  I haven't laughed so well in ages.  What a great addition to any day - thanks!

  15. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Nice One Mate! smile

    A bird in the hand...
    is going to poop on you.

    Better late than...

    Was there any other reason that you put these two up in the order you did? hmm
    They just seem so interchangeable big_smile

  16. sofs profile image89
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    LOL that was 26 good laughs!!! lol lol

  17. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    I like the 'If you lie down with dogs, you'll...
    stink in the morning' - I think that some of our British politicians and businessmen who got way too cosy with a certain Colonel in Libya should have this on a fridge magnet and reflect on its meaning every day!

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    That's why I always tell, "never-ever lie to your child, he'll know it the moment you open your mouth!" Children are so perceptive and talented, and then they grow up...
    By the way I bit so many dirty hands in my lifetime... sad