Friday, December 17, 2010

I Learned it All in Kindergarten!

Remember that verse about how the really important stuff in life was all the stuff you learned in kindergarten?
Here's the published version:
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.

These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
Such a sweet verse!
So, the other day, MY Kindergartner says to me ""Mom, I know all the 'portant stuff you need to know if your gonna be a good student at (school name)" "Wanna hear it?" You bet! 
Kayli's Version of: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten...

1) You have to be nice to everyone
2) You have to share and get along with others
3) You should be 'cited (excited) 'bout learning

4) Don't open your milk funny
5) Don't act crazy at school, ONLY at home!"

Aww, Sweet...AND Funny!

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