Things Children Learn Without Being Told

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

When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back; they always catch the second person.

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

You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.

Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic-tac.

Potatoes really can’t grow in your ears, no matter how dirty they get.

Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.

School lunches stick to the wall.

You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

The best place to be when you are sad is in Granny’s lap.

8 thoughts on “Things Children Learn Without Being Told

  1. I came upon your blog from Angels of Secrets and I must say I enjoyed this particular post. My grandmother was the only mother I ever knew, and she passed on ten years ago. Your last point, that the best place to be when you’re sad is on Grandma’s lap, took me back to some of the sweetest childhood memories I have of my grandmother. My grandmother would always put me on her lap when I cried as a child. Thank you for evoking the sweetness of that thought with your writing.

    • You are so welcome. Good memories are such a comfort, aren’t they? They are like photo albums for our psyches, wrapped in a quilt. The only thing that could make that any better would possibly be chocolate! Come visit me again. I love company!


  2. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of Things Children Learn Without Being Told | The Village Granny . Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely come back.

  3. Greetings! Vеry useful advice in thіs particular artiϲle!
    It’s the little changes that produce the most important сhanges.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

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