Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Watch what you say!

I think as adults we don't always think about the fact that kids are going to believe anything and everything we say. I had a kid (one of my more advanced 1st graders) with a mosquito bite raise his hand and tell me "my mom works in the crazy house. She said she got a new patient who got a mosquito bite and she itched it so much that now she's in the crazy house. Make sure you don't itch your mosquito bites too much or it drives you crazy." I don't know if the mom intended for her son to believe this but he believed it with every ounce of his being. It worked, he wouldn't itch his mosquito bites and he would warn others not to, but man did this kid believe that story was true. I wonder what I've said in the past that kids have believed... hmmm...

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