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Instructions on Life — from young children


Living a successful life can actually be very easy, as seen through the eyes of young children.  Here are some wonderful ideas for easing our passage through mortality:

  1. “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”  —  Patrick, age 10
  2. “When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.”  — Matthew, age 12
  3. “Wear a hat when feeding seagulls or pigeons.”  —  Rocky, age 9
  4. “Never smart off to a teacher whose eyes and ears are twitching.”  — Andrew, age 9
  5. “Never try to hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.”  — Rosemary, age 7
  6. “Sleep in your clothes so you can save time getting dressed in the mornings.”  — Stephanie, age 8
  7. “Don’t flush the toilet when your dad is taking a shower.”  — Lamar, age 10
  8. “Never ask for anything that costs more than five dollars when your parents are doing their taxes.”    Carol, age 9
  9. “Never bug a pregnant mom.”    Nicholas, age 11
  10. “When your dad is mad and asks you /Do I look stupid? – don’t answer him!”  — Heather, age 14
  11. “Don’t ever be too full for dessert.” —  Kelly, age 10
  12. “Don’t pick on your sister when she is holding a baseball bat.”  — Joel, age 12
  13. “Never tell your mom her diet is not working.” —  Michael, age 14
  14. “When you get a bad grade in school, show your report card to your mom when she’s on the phone.”    Alicia, age 13
  15. “Never try to baptize a cat.”    Laura, age 13
  16. “Never tell your little brother that you’re not going to do what your mom told you to do.”    Hank, age 12
  17. “Never spit on a roller coaster.”    Scott, age 11
  18. “Beware of school cafeteria food when it looks like it is moving.”  — Robert, age 10
  19. “Never do pranks at a police station.” —  Sam, age 10
  20. “Remember that you are never too old to hold your father’s hand.”  — Molly, age 11
  21. “Forget the cake: go for the icing.” —  Cynthia, age 8
  22. “Listen to your brain.  It has lots of information.”    Chelsey, age 7
  23. “Remember the two places you are always welcome: church and grandma’s house.”  — Joanne, age 11
  24. “Stay away from prunes.”    Randy, age 9
  25. “Never dare your little brother to paint the family car.”  — Phillip, age 13

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