In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · Stacia Tauscher

Kids are smart…

kids

Children are most wonderful when they are allowed to simply be who they are.
Sadly, we are often too concerned with who and what they will be when they grow up.
Yes, children need guidance and structure as they are learning about life,
but they do not need to be told who or what they should be in the future.
Send them to school and encourage them to try new things.
Give them the opportunity to try things that interest them
and if they fail in the attempt let them try again.
They will find what they are good at and what they love and they will succeed.
Just let them be who they are where they are at the present time.
Kids are smart they will figure it out.

This is in response to this week’s In Other Words prompt

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.”
Stacia Tauscher

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In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · Stacia Tauscher

We worry about…

In Other Words “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.”
Stacia Tauscher

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memories · opinion · Two Shoes Tuesday · Uncategorized

Rosies and posies…

Ring-a-ring-a-roses

Ring-a round the rosie
A pocket full of posies
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

I remember singing this rhyme, whirling around and falling down.
In kindergarten and first grade it was great fun on the playground.

I learned that it was a rhyme that referred to plagues in the middle ages.
It was said that there was a rosy rash, sneezing, and coughing with the plague.
People carried posies of herbs in their pockets to ward off the disease and the smell.
“All fall down” is what people did when they got the plague and died.
Ashes to ashes alluded to cremation of the bodies.

This is what I learned but it seems I learned wrong.
Today, most folklore experts say it’s all hooey.

I don’t care.
I like the explanation I was taught and I’m sticking with it.

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Josie’s prompts this week are refuge and ring.

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Five Sentence Fiction · mystery, · questions · Uncategorized

Too many doors…

hall

She was in a big hurry and didn’t have time to waste.
They told her it was right down this hall and on the left.
There sure were a lot of doors and she was running out of time.
She couldn’t read the words on the doors and now couldn’t remember
which way was right and which way was left.
Oh boy, she really really really needed to go potty.

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silliness · Uncategorized · words

What day were you were born…

Supposedly the day of the week you were born gives an
indication of your character and future.

There is a nursery rhyme about the day you were born.
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Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
Is fair and wise and good in every way.
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Can you guess what day of the week I was born?
sadted

Wednesday!

I don’t think the nursery rhyme reflects
my character or my life and hopefully not my future.

What day were you born?
If you don’t know you can find out here:
Math Is Fun

memories · observations · Two Shoes Tuesday · Uncategorized

Calling friends…

cell

It seems everyone has a cell phone these days.
Even some elementary school kids have them.

If a kid today wants to see a friend they call or text from their phone
and make a play date.
But back in the days of my youthfulness it was different.

When I was a kid there were no cell phones
just phones on a table or attached to the wall.
Neither one could be moved from where it was because
it plugged into the telephone company box thing on the wall.
Children were not encouraged to use the phone.
Phones were for grown-ups.

If I wanted to see my best friend, Linda,
I would walk down the road to her house and stand on her front porch.

Then I would call for her.

Oh, Liiiiiiiiiiindaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

at the top of my lungs until she came to the door.

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She would do the same at my house if she wanted to see me.

Why didn’t we knock on the door or use the doorbell?
I have no idea.
All I know is we called for each other.
Hey, it worked.

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Today’s prompt was call or frost