Silly Sayings

G brought home one of those keeper school projects the other day, the kind that will stick around until he's 30-something and I'm cleaning out my house like my mom is doing right now. (And then it will go right back to him!) I know I keep a LOT of his school work—something I'm trying to get better at—but seriously, this one is a real keeper!

His teacher wrote on the chalkboard a bunch of starts to common sayings, and the first graders had to complete the sentences any way they thought fit. They drew pictures to illustrate each sentence, then put them in a little construction paper booklet and titled it, G's Book of Silly Sayings.

Here are G's responses, complete with his inaccurate but way-too-cute spelling: (The more typical responses are at the end of the page.)

  • Don't put all your eggs … in the jack pot.
  • Don't count your chicken … before the jack pot comes in.
  • People who live in glass houses … shouldn't go to the bathroom.
  • You can lead a hourse to water but you can't … make him drownd.
  • You can't teach an old dog … how to drive a trackter.
  • Don't bite the hand that … herts.
  • The grass is always greener … than leavs.
  • A penny saved is a … flying squerl.
  • When the cat's away the mice … will chant we ate the cat!
  • Don't put off until tommorrow … but you can run.

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The "real" sayings:

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
  • People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
  • You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
  • The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • When the cat's away, the mice will play.
  • Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

2 thoughts on “Silly Sayings”

  1. That is hilarious! G could probably publish his own sayings and make lots of money! I love the one about the squirrel. That is definitely a keeper assignment and a perfect blog memory. I need to be better about blogging about stuff like this. Instead these assignments go in a big pile of clutter in our bedroom 🙂 Organization is not a gift of mine. Thanks for sharing G’s humor and wisdom. Looks like he’ll be a writer like his mama 🙂

  2. These are absolutely adorable! I’m glad you wrote out all his misspellings; that makes it extra cute! This will be a funny thing for him to show his own children some day. He’s such a big kid now, Mommy.

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