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Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

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Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Show and Tell - Schedules and Widsom

My show and tell for the week is my new planner! I just LOVE it and, the fact that it was $3 at the discount store makes me adore it even more!!!

It has countless features that push my organization buttons! Most obviously, the slip-your-own-kids-in-the-front window ROCKS! The fact that there are numerous other locations to slip things in, like business cards, appointment reminders or a little cashola is quite nice too.

I can plan by the month...
Or, by the week...

It has all the typical calendar and holiday features - and is complete with a "support" section in the back - defined as Family and Friends, School, and Babysitter info. This made sense to me, but then I kept flipping.
The section continues with a take out food log, loan information page, "helper contact" (housekeeper, gardener, handyman and the likes - if only!) , insurance contacts, and SIX (yes 6) pages of Gift Record Keeping. Ha! Isn't it fun to think that someone will stop me on the street and hand me a, gift! And I - always being prepared - will whip out my planner and and fancy pen, and record that gift!
Maybe that is why I love my new planner so much. It makes me feel like I live in a world where handymen, housekeepers, and random streetcorner gift givers exist!

Ah-ha! But the BEST feature of this go-here, be there at this time binder is the Children's Wisdom section. It is a weekly quote designed to give a smile - or, occasinally, an outright laugh, seeing as kids say them!

Here are a few random ones for your amusement: (with commentary - of course)

"Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas." - um ...yeah

"You should never bite your nails after dissecting a frog" - eeewwwwww

"When you put a hot dog in the microwave for five minutes, you don't want to be there when your mom sees the mess." - ha! Unless - of course - I was that mom!

"The law of gravity says no fair jumping up, without coming back down" - lesson learned

And - my favorite of the last two months!

"It gives me a headache to think about all the love stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble" - and how my wise young friend, and how!

And so - inspired by my new, cheap, well-equip, kid showing planner, I am adding a new feature to this blog. The Children's Widsom Quote of the Week will be updated each Monday morning. Some are funny, some are silly, some are touching, and (as demonstrated above) some are a little gross. But, come check them out, because one thing is for sure - you won't escape without a smile!!

Now - I'm off to record that random gift the guy on the corner gave me while you check out what others are showing and telling!


Kristin said...

Love those quotes. What a great planner.

Delenn said...

I WANT that planner!! It hits me right at my organizational heart!

Liv said...

I love planners. This looks like you totally hit the jackpot. Everything under the sun AND for $3! It just doesn't get much better than that. I was going to suggest that you use the Gift Log page to log some of the funny comments from your kiddos. Because one day they will be treasured gifts! But, then I read your idea of Children's Widsom Quote of the Week. Great idea.

Martha said...

What a great planner, love the girls' picture on the front.

Anonymous said...

I want one! You could also use the gift pages to keep track of birthday/christmas/holiday presents that you pick up for others throughout the year.

Cassandra said...

When you said Gift Record Keeping my thought was to keep track of gifts that I've given and am going to give, but of course the other way makes more sense.

Lori said...

What a treasure this planner will be!

BTW, when did you say you were coming to Denver? Bring the Bear and the Comedian and we'll have one humongous partay.

That would be so great. Put it in the planner.

Jo said...

I love the idea of sharing Children's Wisdom. I'll be checking back in!

Beautiful Mess said...

That's a great find! I love the quotes, I can't wait to read them. I keep forgetting to tell you..the comforter The Comedian has in the one picture, my daughter had the same one. That was one of my favorite bed sets of hers.

JamieD said...

What an awesome planner! It doesn't look like you have wasted any time filling it out, either!!

WiseGuy said...

Lovely planner....and a great set of quotes in there...I love the mushrooms one.

Bear must be having fun with it?

Wishing 4 One said...

That planner has it all, very very cool! I dont have a planner at all now. No job, no kids, but I could use some wisdom filled quotes now and again. Thanks for sharing really cool!

MrsSpock said...

The thought of biting my nails after dissecting a frog makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

That is a cool planner!