Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen (10th)

13 Things That Children Advise!

1. Never trust a dog to watch your food.

2. Never smart off to a teacher whose eyes and ears are twitching.

3. Wear a hat when feeding seagulls.

4. Don't flush the toilet when you dad's in the shower.

5. When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?"

don't answer him.

6. Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat.

7. When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone.

8. Never dare your little brother to paint the family car.

9. No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.

10. When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.

11. Never ask your three-year old brother to hold a tomato.

12. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

13. Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.

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Blogger Southern Girl said...

Funny! Number 10 is very true. ;)

Thanks for visiting my TT!

August 24, 2006 4:10 PM  
Blogger Crista said...

Very cute, and oh so wise! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

August 24, 2006 4:13 PM  
Blogger Missi said...

That was great!!!

Happy TT!

My blog:

August 24, 2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Zeus said...

I wish someone would have told me this as I was growing up. It may have made my life easier!

Happy Thursday to you!

August 24, 2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger Texas Peaches said...

LOL! This is a great list...esp. #1...:-) Our TT is up, come by!

August 24, 2006 4:41 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

LOL at #13!!! Thanks so much for the laugh! Happy TT!

August 24, 2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

Funny list, really great!
Thanks for stopping by to meet Freyja!

August 24, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger K said...

Those are cute!! Kids are funny!

August 24, 2006 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All excellent advice! :)

August 24, 2006 4:59 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Great list you had there. Gave me a laugh which was needed. Hope you have had a nice day.

August 24, 2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger LaDonna said...

Guilty of #12! Great list and great advice!

August 24, 2006 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! I love #9! I hope you don't mind that I'm stealing it to use as my siggy.

I'm trying out TT too if you want to stop by.

August 24, 2006 6:12 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Very good advice, indeed!

August 24, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Kids know best. :) I love this list, especially about the sneezing! Someone must have gotten a very bad haircut!

August 24, 2006 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a fun list to read, given that I'm a mom of four boys myself. Ta for now dahling.

August 24, 2006 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I'm not sure WHY, I like #13 the best....

Kids, they say the most fantastic things!

August 24, 2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Best one: If your dad asks "Do I look Stupid?" don't answer! heheh

Loved this! Thanks for popping by Snarkypants!

August 24, 2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Very cute.
I tried to baptize a dog once, that don't work either, just so you know.

August 24, 2006 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are great! I especially loved #5 - "do I LOOK stupid?" - don't answer! :)

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by my T13 earlier!!!

August 24, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

What a cute list! :)

August 24, 2006 9:13 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Love it! I posted something similar months ago. But I still laugh when I read 'em. Kids... they're the best!

Happy T13!

August 24, 2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Great list of fun answers. I loved your tribute to your Mom and I hope she had a lovey day.
My mother would never tell her age until she hit 70 and then she was so proud of that. Sorry you miss your friend also, it is nice to remember them and happy times. Thanks for your comments. Have a great weekend that is
coming up. Take care, Hugs, Merle.

August 24, 2006 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All so true!

August 24, 2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger bernie said...

Hey- am I the only male to be doing TTs?

mine is at Top 13 Posts since last Thursday

August 24, 2006 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL awesome list!! I especially like #4... even though both hubby and I will teach our kids to flush when the other one of us is in the shower. LOL.

August 24, 2006 9:37 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

LOL I want to see someone try and bath my cats LMAO!!!

August 24, 2006 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for visiting my blog
Love your cat
happy birthday to your mum too :)
jen at

August 24, 2006 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very sound advice indeed!

Thanks for visiting :-)

August 24, 2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

My kid can easily trust the dog to watch her food...the dog won't eat my cooking either! hahaha
Cute list!

August 24, 2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Where were you when I needed these? LOL So funny!

Happy Thursday! *HUUUUGS*

August 24, 2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger eyes_only4him said...

i must say I agree with all them..


August 24, 2006 10:19 PM  
Blogger Geekwif said...

Very funny!

August 24, 2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger crse said...

hilarious! Happy TT!

August 24, 2006 10:32 PM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

These were great. I can personally attest to the truth of #6. (well it was true a quarter century ago and it's true today)

August 24, 2006 10:40 PM  
Blogger on the Rock said...

Oh my gosh! Your list is hilarious! Thanks for stopping by!

August 24, 2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Teehee, great list!!

August 24, 2006 11:43 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

Funny stuff! As my husbadn would say, "file it under lived and learned." Thanks for stopping by!

August 24, 2006 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great List...I only wish that the kids around where I live, grew up with those little words of wisdom. And thankfully my kids know most of those.

my list is up

August 25, 2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

love this list! it reminds me of a book i have called "Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me"
It is such a funny, wise, endearing book.
thanks for visiting my tt this week as always.
have a great day!

August 25, 2006 12:21 AM  
Blogger MaR said...

These are funny!! "we" are starting college now but nr 4 still applies in our house for the guest toilet when someone is in the shower! happy TT!

August 25, 2006 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was great! Thanks for the laughs and for stopping by! Happy T13!

August 25, 2006 3:09 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

These are really great--I had a good laugh, and they brought back some memories.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

August 25, 2006 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are stinkin funny!!!!

August 25, 2006 5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta love the learning curve of kids! I love "you can't baptize a cat". Brought tears to my eyes! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my T13!

August 25, 2006 5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 25, 2006 5:49 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

if only I'd had that advice a bit sooner, like 30 years sooner. :)

August 25, 2006 5:51 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Definitely advice to live by. LOL

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

August 25, 2006 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great advice! And a fun TT!

August 25, 2006 6:37 AM  
Blogger Kelly Curtis said...

Hahahaha! All fantastic. Very funny! Thanks for stopping by mine!

August 25, 2006 6:44 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I'd agree with most them, and I'm sure my kids would;-) My DDs would especially agree about the hair brushing when mad! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

August 25, 2006 6:48 AM  
Blogger Carey said...

Great List, i enjoyed reading it. Thanks for visiting me.

August 25, 2006 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! so funny!!

August 25, 2006 6:55 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Those are great, Raggedy! Love the humorous TT's. Thanks for visiting mine!

August 25, 2006 6:59 AM  
Blogger Mary Jo said...

OMG! That is so funny! To think I understand most of those! (Oldest of 4)

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

August 25, 2006 7:05 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

that is too funny. Hmm, have I mentioned I have a strange kitten? She LOVES baths...she'll steal our bathwater if we don't watch her.

August 25, 2006 7:06 AM  
Blogger LaShawn said...

Amen to #10

August 25, 2006 7:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...


Thanks for visiting my TT!

August 25, 2006 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband surely baptized our cat yesterday. Willy was such a mess he had to go under. lol I needed that laugh; thank You! :)

August 25, 2006 7:47 AM  
Blogger Ladybug Crossing said...

LOL!! All True!

August 25, 2006 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. Great TT. Thanks for visiting my site,

August 25, 2006 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting! How true these all are. I love the one about not letting your mom brush your hair when she's mad at dad. Classic stuff to giggle over! Have a great weekend!


August 25, 2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Those are good ones! I like #5 best!

August 25, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What a great list! Very funny. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

August 25, 2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger MommaMonkey said...

Love it! How funny! :)

August 25, 2006 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had my moring chuckle. Thanks for adding a smile to my day.

August 25, 2006 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are too funny!

August 25, 2006 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOOHHH! I can relate to that baseball bat ... my sister hit me in the mouth when I was little. And I wasn't even picking on her!

Have a great weekend, Raggedy!

August 25, 2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

That made me smile! Thanks. Great TT!

August 25, 2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

That made me smile! Thanks. Great TT!

August 25, 2006 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love 'em!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy TT!

August 25, 2006 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great advise. Speaking for the follicly challenged I can attest to the wisdom of number 12. It's hard enough to get it to grow in the right places anyway. You never want to hear the word "oops" while getting your hair cut.

August 25, 2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger Pippajo said...

What a great 11-yr-old was looking over my shoulder as I read it and she liked it too!

August 25, 2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Beckadoodles said...

That's a great list!
#13 could end you up in an ER with my cats!

Thanks for stopping at my TT!

August 25, 2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger Deb @ Sugarfused said...

Those are great :)
I distinctly remember showing my report card to my mother while she was on the phone. My kids tried that one on ME a few times, too ;~)
Have a great weekend, Raggedy! Thanks so much for your visits and comments :)

August 25, 2006 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Great list! Thanks for visiting my T13.

August 25, 2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Great list! Thanks for visiting my T13.

August 25, 2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Sometimes they say Mother or Father knows best, but there are those times... when are children remember the important things we tend to forget. Great 13. -Margie

August 25, 2006 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are awesome!

August 25, 2006 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cute.

August 25, 2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very funny. I can proudly say that they are all true true true. I like the one about the bad grade and Mom on the phone. My kids are always waiting until I'm on the phone to drive me up a wall.

August 25, 2006 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny! Liked the one about cats. LOL

August 25, 2006 3:52 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Wisdom one can use...cept I needed it 40 years ago ;)

August 25, 2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger Trish Ess said...

~nods~ Wish someone had told me #8 sooner...

Thanks for visiting my TT!

August 25, 2006 10:46 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I've tried most of those. You are correct you can't baptize a cat.

August 25, 2006 11:29 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Great tt!
Some very good advises you got there!
Thanks for visiting my TT!

August 26, 2006 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's too funny!

I can relate to a few and lived the rest!!!

Don't ya love kids :-)

August 26, 2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

funny TT and all pretty much true!

Thanks for visiting mine!

August 26, 2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger The Gatekeeper said...

Wow! It took me five minutes to scroll down to the end of the list. I would leave some deep and meaningful comment but I doubt you'll get down here to read it. Oh well, that was an awesome list. I'm going to have to start writing down my kids' advice. Umm, maybe not. LOL.

August 26, 2006 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really funny, several of them made me smile and quite a few sounded so familiar ;) Happy weekend!

August 26, 2006 6:16 PM  

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