One of my students gave me a really funny and interesting book a week ago. It’s called “Kid’s Little Treasure Book on Families.” The subject of all the quotations in the book is family and the authors of the quotes are kids from 7 to 16 years old. I thought I’d share some of their thoughts. You might recognize some that sound familiar. Meghann, age 13, tells us, “When your mother is mad and asks, ‘do I look stupid?’ it’s best not to answer.” Angela, age 9, says “I shouldn’t ask my dad what a word means unless I want to look it up in the dictionary.” Matthew, age 12, tells us “If you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.” Kimberly, age 8, says, “I love it when my mom brushes my hair and tells me stories about what she did when she was my age.” Brett, age 13, says, “It’s impossible to win an argument with an eleven-year-old sister.” Nicole, age 13, tells us,” If you’re going on your first date, beware that your dad will fingerprint and take mug shots of your boyfriend.” Annette, age 10, says, “My dad would rather be lost for hours than stop and ask for directions.” Cheryl, age 10, has good advice when she says, “When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone.” And, finally, Neely, age 13, tells us, “If mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy.” I would add: families are great things to laugh at.
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