If I were to make up the etiquette rules,
I’d say it’s okay to blow bubbles in milk;
And after I made up the etiquette rules
Archive for January, 2015
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(Sing to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)
I’ve been burping in the classroom
Tacos taste so swell,
Someone needs to tell the lady
Mary had some bubble gum.
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Thanks for the opportunity,but I can’t promise to have the time to reach 15 bloggers.
I humbly accept the Premio Dardos Award, nominated by Prakash, or PH.
Since I am new to blogging, I will be not be nominating the required 15 blogs, due to me not having enough experience with most bloggers yet. I can, however, nominate those blogs that I know. Here goes:
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1. Bathe your child in a laundry basket so that their toys don’t float away.
2. Avoid committing a gender faux pas with other parents.
Lean down and ask the baby his or her name. The parent will answer for them (if they can’t talk yet).
3. Save your old cell phones and let your kids use them as play cameras.
Maybe you’ve got the next Juergen Teller on your hands.
4. Punish your kids when they’re fighting.
5. Invest in a “baby shower cap.”
6. If your kids have bad handwriting, make them spend some time on the monkey bars.
7. Invest in a good pair of cargo pants.
Since you stopped caring about fashion the second that baby popped out of you, it’s time to start wearing cargo pants every day, preferably a pair with many pockets. Keep wipes, diapers, plastic bags, and bottles in there.
8. Put sprinkles on everything.
They’ll turn any healthy smoothie or juice into a fun-filled endeavour.
9. Need a place to put your kid?
Make a hammock with a blanket tied around a table.
10. Make an incredibly easy play fort with a box fan.
11. Trace your kids’ feet so you can go shoe shopping without having to drag them along.
It’ll also let you take advantage of any shoe sales you happen to stumble upon. Get more information
12. Finally tell your twins apart with this romper set.
13. Put your kids to work by turning chores into a fun game.
They’ll never know the difference!
14. Use a barrette to fix your little girl’s too-loose tank top.
15. To stop nighttime coughing, rub vapor rub on their feet and put socks over them.
16. If your kids are scared of monsters, make monster spray
Squirt under the bed, in the closet. Everybody can go back to sleep now.
17. Stick a Command hook on the back of a high chair to hold bibs.
18. Teach your child to hold a pencil the right way with a wad of Kleenex.
19. Repurpose a pool noodle to become a toddler-proof door stopper.
Keep your toddler from slamming doors, getting locked out, and from getting woken up by closing doors.
20. Use maxi pads to extend diapers for a potty-training child.
Does your kid wake up with soaked jammies? Stick a heavy absorbent overnight maxi pad into their diaper.
Alternatively, moms can actually tear off the sides, front, and back of a diaper to create an emergency maxi pad.
21. Get a portable high chair.
Have you seen the high chairs that are out on the market these days? They’re like 4-foot-wide, ugly plastic monstrosities. Why didn’t Charles Eames design a high chair? Anyway, that turns basically any chair into a high chair (which is awesome for restaurants and friends’ houses), and it folds up so you can put that thing away.
22. Use glue and glitter to make “tooth fairy money.”
23. Have your child sit on a stability ball while doing homework — it’ll help with their concentration.
This works for adults, too, you know!
24. Freeze a pacifier in an ice cube tray with juice, milk, formula, or water to sooth a teething baby’s gums.
25. Cut a hole in the tip of a pacifier and stick a dropper through it to administer medicine.
Your kid will be less likely to give you trouble.
26. Put the iPad in “Kid Mode.”
This feature (only available is iOS6) locks the application and disables any hardware controls that could lead your toddler on a wayward path.
27. Install a baby-gate using heavy-duty cable ties instead of nailing into the banister.
28. Those zip ties also make impromptu ponytail holders.
29. Transform a DVD case into a travel art kit.
30. Use a shoe caddy to store games and snacks on a long road trip.
31. Fill a glove with pearled barley or beans, give a few pats with it, and then slip away stealthily into the night.
Just make sure you sew the glove shut so the filling doesn’t slip out and turn into a choking hazard.
32. Turn an old lotion bottle into a faucet extender so the little ones can reach.
33. Push your kid on a swing from afar using a string or rope.
*We don’t actually condone this one, unless you happen to be wheelchair bound.
34. For the gamer parent…
35. Put temporary tattoos on your kids in case they get lost.
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A Thousand Hairy Savages
By Spike Milligan
A thousand hairy savages
sitting down to lunch
Gobble Gobble glup glup
Munch, Munch, Munch.
By Louis Phillips
The prune is creased
From head to toe,
Or, (if I might quote
“The prune is wrinkled
Fore and aft…
Pity the prune,
That misunderstood fruit.
A prune is a plum
In an unpressed suit.
by Jack Prelutsky
Herbert Glerbett, rather round
swallowed sherbert by the pound.
fifty pounds of lemon sherbert
went inside of Herbert Glerbett.
With that glop inside his lap
Herbert Glerbett took a nap,
and as he slept, the boy dissolved,
and from the mess a thing evolved—
a thing that is a ghastly green,
a thing the world had never seen,
a puddle thing, a gooey pile
of something strange that does not smile.
Now if you’re wise, and if you’re sly
you’ll swiftly pass this creature by,
it is no longer Herbert Glerbett,
Whatever it is, do not disturb it.
The Silver Fish
While fishing in the blue lagoon,
Today I caught that fish again
He was delicious!!
When you tip the ketchup bottle,
First will come a little, then a lot’ll.
I’m Sneaky Bill, I’m terrible and mean and vicious,
By Anthony Gallagher
A potato chip is something
Never ceasing to amuse.
I love it’s funny wrinkles
And the crunch way it chews.
Father Loses Weight
My father lost a pound last night
“Now hear this! Lost — one pound of weight!
If found, the hound who pinched the pound
Alas poor Dad! He felt so sad
You’re old enough to know, my son,
Then when she asked you what you said,
And now you’re asking me if you
I went away last August
If Walt Whitman Had Written Humpty Dumpty
O Humpty! O Humpty! You’ve had a fearful spill,
The Friendly Cinnamon Bun
Shining in his stickiness and glistening with honey,
“It’s a lovely, lovely morning, and the world’s a lovely place;
The baker’s girl rang up the sale. “I’ll wrap your bun,” she said.
Thoughts About Oysters
An oyster has no hands or feet
By Ogden Nash
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
Point of View
Thanksgiving Dinner’s sad and thankless
Sunday Dinner isn’t sunny
Oh how I once loved tuna salad
By Gelett Burgess
The Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the table-cloth;
Oh, they live untidy lives.
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew,
So that is why I am glad that I
Am not a Goop. Are you?
Was feeling quite blue
He’d lost his yellow sunshine
And didn’t know what to do
He looked there
All over and everywhere
Did Little Blue Bear
And through the window
Around the garden
Where the river did flow
Above the treetops
Next thing he knew
He was down by the shops
Was nowhere to be found
And Little Blue Bear
Dragged his feet on the ground
His blue turning deeper
And suddenly his sobbing
Alerted the shopkeeper
Dear Little Blue Bear?”
“I’ve lost my sunshine
And no-one seems to care”
For the sun is shining brightly
Not a cloud in the sky
If I remember rightly”
To keep sunshine in my heart
To share its joy with others
But without it, I can’t start”
Just because your fur’s all blue without a hint of yellow
Doesn’t mean the sun can’t shine
Inside your heart, my dear sweet fellow”
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First Day of School
Shiny, sharpened pencils,
Desks all in a row,
It’s the first day of school AND
I DON’T want to go.
A very different teacher,
With a strange sounding name.
I WANT my last year’s teacher~
Things will NEVER be the same!
I remember all the things we
And all the things we made.
The TRUTH is,
If you really want to know,,,
I’m REALLY afraid.
Welcome Back Acrostic Poem
One of the special
Members of a group who
Enjoy working and learning
September is here
And so is fall.
So welcome children
I hope vacation
Was real fun.
And that you’re glad
School has begun.
Back To School
When the summer smells like apples
and shadows feel cool
and falling leaves make dapples
of color on the pool
and wind is in the maples
and sweaters are the rule
and hazy days spell lazy ways,
it’s hard to go to school.
But, I go!
Marian Stearns Curry
Oh, I am so excited, for
September’s come again;
I’m always glad, no matter how
Much fun the summer’s been.
My books are new, my pencils, too;
My lunch is in my box.
It’s such a lark to join my friends
And go to school in flocks.
My hair is combed, my face is clean;
Just hear that school bell ring!
Vacation’s gone, but I don’t care.
I’m happy as anything.
School bells are ringing, loud and clear;
Vacation’s over, school is here.
We hunt our pencils and our books,
And say goodbye to fields and brooks,
To carefree days of sunny hours,
To birds and butterflies and flowers.
But we are glad school has begun.
For work is always mixed with fun.
When autumn comes and the weather is cool,
Nothing can take the place of school.
~Winifred C. Marshall
On my back a pack I carry
In it, all my treasures.
It’s what I need
So I can be
One class higher!
Crayons, ruler, scissors too,
And yes a little Elmer’s glue
Paper, pencils, in my bag…
Wonder what made mom so sad?
Trapper keeper, nice and neat
Will it really stay this clean?
On my back a pack I carry
In it, all my treasures!
Today I’ll be
Just watch and see
One class higher!