Friday, May 14, 2010

Fun From the Child's Mouth

And in other news, all 10 foster kittens now have ringworm. Just when I think we have it under control, they break out in new spots.

On the radio today, there was a discussion about funny things that kids say. A teacher named Ruth was telling about how she is overweight, and one of her students asked if she was pregnant. She is single and not expecting, and the question got her thinking about whether she is exercising, eating right, and being a good role model for the children she is with every day.

She has since then lost about 30 pounds, and yesterday a little girl walked up to her, gently poked her stomach and said, "Miss Ruth, you are almost skinny!" She smiled and told the child, "Thank you, that was almost a compliment!"

My similar moment came years ago, and I laugh about it with my kids often. We were on vacation with my parents, and I had chosen to have a dessert one night while we were out. #2 Son, who was 7 at the time, came out with, "Mom, you shouldn't eat that, your gonna get fat!" My sweet Little Girl, then only 5, immediately came to my defense with, "My mommy's not fat, she's just old!"

Today is

Crazy Day

Dance Like a Chicken Day

Help Clean Up Your Street Day

Independence Day, Paraguay

Kamuzu Day, Malawi

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Stars and Stripes Forever Day

St. Bonifatius' Day (4th Ice Saint)

St. Matthias' Day (patron against alcoholism)

Underground America Day

Birthdays Today:

Miranda Cosgrove, 1993
Dan Auerbach, 1979
Martine McCutdcheon, 1976
Cate Blanchett, 1969
Danny Wood, 1969
Jose Da Silveira, 1965
Tim Roth, 1961
David Byrne, 1952
Robert Zemechis, 1951
George Lucas, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Bobby Darin, 1936
Laszlo Kovacs, 1933
Otto Klemperer, 1885
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727

Today in History:

Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, 1607
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination, 1796
The Lewis and Clark expedition sets out, 1804
Paraguay gains independence from Spain, 1811
The first edition of the London Illustrated Times is published, 1842
Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk, 1853
Vaseline, the first petroleum jelly, is marketed, 1878
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, 1939
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established; immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948
Arab-Israeli War, 1948
Kuwait joins the United Nations, 1963
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched, 1973

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