Tuesday, January 22, 2013




Hosted by Joyce at From this side of the pond.

Here are this week's questions.   Here you go~


1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly.  Is he right?

I think this phrase is so far out of context and people use it to get away with actions that they should not do.

2. Are you a cereal eater?  What's your favourite kind?

Absolutely I have even been known to eat cereal before going to bed. My favourites are Corn Flakes, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Cream of Wheat and Granola.

3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles).  She did not have the gun with her at school.
A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record.  The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts?  (If you missed the story click here for details).

The world has gone crazy. Talk about an over reaction.

4. Whatever happened to__good manners___________________________?

5.  January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil.  Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive?  This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to?

I was a teacher and I get compliments on my writing a lot. I also print as a primary teacher using the ball and stick method.

6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?  

No I have not been to Philadelphia however I drive through Pittsburgh several times a year. I did find out about John Hancock while I was in Boston this summer and toured Quincy, Mass.

7.  Share something funny you've heard a child say.  

When I taught kindergarten I had a principal who would hand deliver our pay cheques once a month. This particular month I was on the floor with a group of students who were using the big blocks. The principal stood at the door looking for me. Finally one of my young students came up to me and said “The man with the yellow socks wants to see you”.  Ever since that day I enjoy a 4 year olds perspective of the world.

8.  Insert your own random thought here

Have you ever stood up and wrenched you knee? Well I did that yesterday. I was getting up from the computer and heard a “crack”. My knee is not swollen however walking is painful. I also had to miss dancing last night. I did take an epsom salts bath and hope it gets better quickly.


  1. Wow-flashback to paychecks being handed out. Now we don't even see them-I was trying to get a breakdown of deductions in the new year and my hubs had to go online at work to print it out.

    The world would be a sweeter place if we could all see it thru a child's eyes.

  2. I agree, what ever happened to good manners? So sad.

    I hope your knee heals soon, and you'll be dancing again in no time!

    I loved your funny story!

  3. So sorry about your knee...hope it heals soon! I always love a child's perspective on things. Love your answer to #7! Good manners...what are those?

  4. haha kids are too funny! Sometimes principals wear the weirdest things. A principal from our local high school has fire prints on his car.

  5. Ouch! Hope your knee feels better! And I agree, that if we could see the world through a child's eyes we would all be better for it. Perhaps we would even have better manners!

  6. OW! I have done that to my knee (though usually it's when I'm squatting down!) Hope it gets better soon.

    I didn't become a primary (elementary) school teacher, but I do have handwriting that has been commented on as being similar to that of a teacher. I usually get nominated as the 'white board/flip chart writer' when at training courses.

  7. I actually had to google ball and stick writing because I had no idea what you were talking about! Very interesting indeed!!!

    Hope the knee feels better soon!

  8. I am with you on the manners! My dad had a job working for VERY rich people for a time when I was growing up and it often threw us into contact with them. His goal was that I could be in any situation with them and know how to act so I had manners drummed into me. I even got in trouble over poor manners. I tried with my kids (though with a lighter hand). They didn't really exhibit them here at home, but other people always complimented me on their manners and behavior. At least they used manners out in the world, right?

    Hope your knee feels better quickly!

    1. Yes Stacy. I agree that I prefer children on their best behaviour away from home. They try our patience at other times.

  9. Good answers. Love the thought of seeing the world through a child's eyes.