1st graders

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(I got this in an email today and it made me laugh)

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom with the 1st 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-y ear-olds!

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

2. Strike while the
bug is close.

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

4.Never underestimate the power of

5.You can lead a horse to water but

6.Don't bite the hand that
looks dirty.

7.No news is

8.A miss is as good as a

9.You can't teach an old dog new

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

11.Love all, trust

12.The pen is mightier than the

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

14.Where there's smoke there's

15.Happy the bride who
gets all the presents.

16.A penny saved is
not much.

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

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

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

20.There are none so blind as
Stevie Wonder.

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

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

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

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

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

At the Alley Cat Cafe

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Robin wants to play the piano.

The Alley Cat Cafe

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we had lunch at the alley cat cafe today. I asked if Rob the owner would be willing to make me guten free fish and chip and he said he would! Rob's the best.

Dallas at the Children's Museum

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What a big boy he is growing to be. The Children's Museum just opened it's temporary home in the mall and we went for opening day. It was a school holiday so it was busy with children of an age we usually wouldn't see. That always makes it hard on Robin too, having to deal with the daycare crowd. He's not used to how rough they are and they are not used to an adult actually watching their every move. I have no problem telling someone else's kid to knock it off if they are endangering another child but it sure shocks some of those kids. The parents never seem to notice. Some mothers were actually overheard talking about how they love the museum moving to the mall so they can just drop their kids. I sure hope that doesn't become the norm. It's so sad the other museum closed. I admit being resistant to change, but I fear we won't fit it at the new place. There are only fast food options at the mall. The mall is also the only indoor place to take kids to play now. It has the only indoor playground. Chuck E Cheese if you feel like letting your kids go and kicking back with some pizza and now the museum and who knows what it will turn out to be like.

We did recently find a new place to play. Freddie Land. Robin can go play while I shop. The problem with that is he likes to shop and wants to go shop after he gets out of play land. He really likes to drive the car cart. It also makes it so he can reach to pick out the produce.

I know that Haggens has one too, a play land. We haven't gone there yet. I don't' shop their often, the prices are so much higher for the only items I would buy. It might be worth it to sit and have a cup of tea while he plays some time. He's also becoming a big boy.

It was really hard for me the first time he asked to go in and play alone. He was asking to have his own experience that I couldn't be a part of. I knew I had to let him have a life too and it wouldn't be fair of me to tell him no just because I would be lonely. He didn't even look back. I guess that just means I am raising a secure child and this attachment parenting must be working. He certainly had confidence. The hard part was getting him to come out 20 minutes later. He was having fun and didn't want to leave. The attended had to carry him to the door but won't push him through and I had to wait until he leaned closer so I could pull him out. It was sad for me that he didn't miss me and wanted to play more but I know I should be thankful that he didn't feel afraid and was secure enough to know that he was still safe.

I made it, I'm just running late as usual.

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I have been meaning to start a blog here for a while, but couldn't get around to it and like so many other things just let it slip. Why now you ask? Well, I have high hopes of getting a new cell phone that will allow me to type out blogs on the go and send pictures here directly from my phone. That would be so cool. Half the time I don't get to blogging purely because I can't get to processing the photos I take intending to post them on my blog, previous blog that is. I blogged on Myspace but something doesn't feel right about it so here I am.

My goals for this blog: I would like to post about raising children as an attachment parent, homeschooling starting in the preschool years, gluten-free cooking, growing your own food with the goal of self-sufficiency, raising farm animals and trying to make a living. As the title says, basically what is falling out of my head.