Thursday, 6 December 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 9 - Things I learned in Kindergarten

I saw this somewhere and I admit I borrowed the idea - isn't it amazing when we consider that most of the things that we do (or should do) as adults today are the things that we learned as children in kindergarten.

  1. take turns and wait your turn with out grumbling (remember when others have to wait for you)
  2. share everything (~ offer them the first choice or the biggest piece)
  3. say sorry when you hurt somebody even if it was an accident - say it like you mean it
  4. say sorry when you make a mistake (admit it)
  5. keep your hands to yourself (don’t hit anyone ~hmm not sure about turning the other cheek)
  6. put things back where you found them and clean up your own mess
  7. don’t take things that aren’t yours and/or ask before you do
  8. always play fair ~no cheating
  9. flush after you go (unless it middle of the night or water restrictions)
  10. warm milk and cookies are good for you (or cold milk in summer) {~ memo to Santa ask him how he likes his milk}
  11. beware of strangers (as adults - maybe strangers phishing for bank or identity details)
  12. always wash your hands before eating and after playing with the dog (or cat)
  13. live a balanced life ~ love, learn, play, enjoy, sing & dance (~ like no-one is watching)
  14. and most of all when you go out in that big wide playground of life , make sure someone’s holding your hand… or that you are holding theirs tightly !


Dont make me get out my flying Monkeys! said...

Great Thursday post! Come visit mine before everyone drinks it!

pussreboots said...

Right now we're trying to teach our kindergartener the importance of eating different kinds of foods. We're concentrating on beans this week.

Happy TT.

Candy Minx said...

These are lovely notes and a wonderful TT list.

Thank you so much fro coming to my blog about "nature versus nurture".

I wanted to make sure you had read the continued factors I had posted in the first three sets of comments of that post.

Over the long haul and big picture...studies show that adoptee families actually may have specific learning challenges at first...but over long period of time the overall success of the family is higher than non-adoptee families!!!

So hang in there!!!

Coco said...

Hmm... never really thought of these things. Great one! Especially love #13 :)

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a wonderful list. I always teach my son how important it is to wait for his turn especially in play areas and in school.

Saying sorry is something that people should really practice.

A balanced life makes everything worthwhile.

Secret Agent Mama said...

It's amazing how we can still apply those to our adult lives. Great post, Trish! Mine's Today's Horoscope for everyone.

My TT!

WorksForMom said...

Great list, it's back to the basics isn't it? So Cute.

Robin said...

Excellent reminder.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are wonderful reminders. There's always a hand to hold!

God bless.

Babystepper said...

Great list!

I'm still not very good at sharing and taking turns.

Nicholas said...

Some very good lessons there, though #11 is a sad commentary on our world. Most strangers are harmless.

baby~amore' said...

yes - so sad we have to teach our children this because of paedophiles and people who prey on teens too.

Pity our children don't want to hold our hands once they get to a certain age but then a hand in love is always welcome ;)

beth (blue star chronicles) said...

Great list! If only we would learn from children :)

Amy said...

i love this one. these are all so true! thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks also for the kind comments.

Zenmomma said...

Those are really nice!

Sarai said...

Wow! I must have missed some lessons in kindergarten but hey there is always a time to start fresh. Thanks for the list I will have to remember about waiting in line with a calm cool demenor!

karen said...

love it! more people need to pay attention to #12!

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

This is a fun list! Congrats on being chosen as a featured blogger this week!

I am also the mother of twins, but someone else carried mine.

Happy TT, a day late!

SusieJ said...

This is a very sweet list!! And, you are right about the milk.

Carol said...

I really enjoyed reading your Thursday Thirteen AND some of your other posts, too. I love the rose memory garden - so beautiful and meaningful.

Melanie said...

Can you imagine if only we all followed those rules??

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