Thursday, February 07, 2008

Proverbs by Adam, First Grader

Karmyn at Dreaming What If's... posted a hysterical list of proverbs finished by her first grade son. This was based on Desert Songbird's list from other first graders at The Ice Box. Since we have a first grader handy, I thought we'd give it a shot as well. In the beginning, Adam did about five half-heartedly with nonsensical answers and then he didn't want to do it. I told him that it was for the blog and then he instantly perked up and came up with these gems. Just for the fame! We've even added extra bonus proverbs from the image. Check out other kid's proverbs too!

1. Don't change horses... with a bad guy

2. Strike while the... baseball flies

3. It's always darkest before... night (bzzt!)

4. Never underestimate the power of... electricity

5. You can lead a horse to water but... not fish

6. Don't bite the hand that... punches

7. No news is... trouble

8. A miss is as good as a ... sir

9. You can't teach an old dog new... tricks (he knew one!)

10. If you lie down with the dogs, you'll... fall asleep

11. Love all, trust... each other

12. The pen is mightier than the... pencil

13. An idle mind is... bored

14. Where's there's smoke there's... cigarettes

15. Happy the bride who... is a princess (by Dova)

16. A penny saved is... one cent (so very true!)

17. Two's company, three's... four (by Dova)

18. Don't put off till tomorrow what... matters

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and... sing (huh?)

20. There are none so blind as... a light bulb

21. Children should be seen and not... tortured

22. If at first you don't succeed... then you're dead (perfectionism at its best)

23. You get out of something only what you... do

24. When the blind lead the blind... he does nothing

25. A bird in the hand... hurts

26. Better late than... early

27. An apple a day... is rotten

28. The early bird catches... a dove bar

29. A stitch in time saves... time

30. Where there's a will, there's... trouble (you better believe it with him!)


Anonymous said...

Those are great.

I am amazed at how each kid has taken some of them so literally - AND that they assume the "miss" is female! ha ha ha

my4kids said...

I love his answers! I'm really getting a kick out of reading all of these today! I agree with Karmyn it's funny to see how the kids take so many of them so literally.

Mo and The Purries said...

The early bird catches... a dove bar.

I wanna be the early bird in that case!

Welcome to Entrecard!

Old Dominion Heather said...

I think my favorite is the "then you're dead" one!

Melissa said...

This is great. I'm going to do this later. :)

Susan in va said...

Never underestimate the power of electricity!!! Amen, brother.

That's hysterical!

I loved #21, too :D