Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Free for All.....

This is ACC Tourney weekend. Lots of people lay out of work today to watch the tourney, and many kids "skip" school to do the same. My DH's Tarheels beat the FSU Seminoles 82-70 in there noon time game. My Blue Devils will play Georgia Tech at 7pm. Go Blue Devils!!

Now the reason I am calling this the Friday Free for All is I have to clean out my email inbox and I have several things to share with you. Many of these you probably have gotten in your email and mom, I apologize for you having to read some things you have sent me yet again! :D
7 reasons not to argue with children.
1. A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah". The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".
2. A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl: replied, "They will in a minute."
3. A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honour" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."
4. One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"
5. The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say,'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.' A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."
6. A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face." "Yes," the class said. "Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?" A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."
7. The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples.
1. My mother taught me: TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me: RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taug ht me: TIME TRAVEL .
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to k nock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me: LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me: MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me: FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case yo u're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me: IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OS MOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me: CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me: WEATHER .
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me: HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me: ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me: RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me: MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
19. My mother taught me: ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me: HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me: HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me: GENETICS.
"I swear you're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me: WISDOM .
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use ,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

My son's fiance is a hairdresser and she had a male customer yesterday that told her his latest story about his 8 year old son.

He told her that he had dropped his son off at school in the morning yesterday. When he got back home, he had a phone message to call his son's teacher at school ASAP. He said, "Oh my, what in the world could have happened this quickly." He said that he wondered what bad word he might have said, or what he could have done to prompt such an early call from school. He said that he had the day off, so he thought he would go ahead and get the bad news.

So, he called the school and the secretary answered and when he identified himself and told her who he needed to speak with, she kind of giggled and told him to hold for a moment. The teacher finally answered and said I must tell you what your son said the as soon as he got into class. The guy said he was holding his breathe, when she told him that his son had told her that he was going to be a Polar Bear at a funeral at 4:00 that day.

I don't know about you, but that really tickled my funny bone. Out of the mouths of babes.
You have to watch this video:
I only hope that I grow to be that strong and comfortable in my faith.
And here is an oldie but definitely a goodie!!
The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a
Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining
county and he asked me a rhetorical question,
''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growingup?''
I replied, "I had a drug problem when I was young:I was drug to church on Sunday morning.
I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.
I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie,
did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher,
or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.
I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad's fields.
I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul
who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood and,
if my mother had ever known that took a single dime as a tip for this kindness,
she would have drug me back to the woodshed.
Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine,crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.
~author unknown~
God bless the parents who drugged us.


Dianne said... just put me to shame with all your fun stuff to read! I REALLY liked the video...and loved the heart and spunk of the woman in it. Thanks for posting that...I hadn't seen or heard about it.

Beverly said...

Wow, I just this minute discovered your blog, and I love it.

We definitely have two things in common - 1)We are big time Blue Devils fans, and 2)We both love Beaufort.

Thanks for sharing. Your post about His Eye Is On The Sparrow was wonderful. It is my second favorite hymn.