Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Centus - Out of the Mouths of Babes



Welcome to 2013 first centus of the year.  Jenny, "From off on my tangent" blog has given us this picture prompt - for us to report back in, first person, and no more than 100 words.

Out of the Mouths of Babes.

"World, I've got you.  You'll be okay,  I promise."

I'll think like a Ninja, be daring like Batman, and do something.  Mommy called it, imperative!

But, what? Can't follow spongy old grown-ups.  Nope.  Break their forlorn habits, throw away hatred and naughtiness, ( I heard that).  I'll stuff bullies into my Bat-Space-Ship, point it to Mars, and push the blast off button.  Would that make the world okay?

Nope.  "Evil is as evil does" heard that in church, "to coin a phrase" heard that too, but I wouldn't give a coin for that.  I don't believe birds must fly and fish must swim, because they don't have to.

Maybe I'll leave this "save the planet thing" to the President and our garbage man.  I promise not to be mean, to anybody, won't take what isn't mine, I'll share more, even with my little sister.  Oh yeah, I'll listen more, keep my room clean, walk my bike across streets with lights, and be super nice to old people.

"Okay, I've got this world!"

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Gail said...

Oh, if my confidence were so solid.


Viki said...

That will be a fine grown up some day.

Sue said...

Nice take on the prompt. Each of us has to do his or her part...


Bookie said...

Positive and encouraging the child's enthusiasm!

Bethe77 said...

Love the insight this little fellow has. Love reading your writtings.

Dana said...

Very insightful!

Kim said...

Great response! Children DO listen - we must be careful about what we teach them and what they hear us say.

Carrie said...

cute perspective. Children definitely see the world much simpler...and sometimes much better.

visiting from Saturday Centus

JJ said...

Chldren are always honest. My wife taught the little ones for many years. She always said, "If you don't want to hear the truth, don't ask a child."

darlin said...

Beautifully said! The innocence of children before our society conditions them... if only children could hang onto their opinions and attitudes long enough to make the change this world desperately needs, wouldn't it be a beautiful place to live?

EdenHouse said...

Simply perfect wish the world was like it

Kris Osage said...

Oh, Karen, that was just so adorable...very well done !!! :)

Snowcatcher said...

Oh, to be young again. To have such an uplifting outlook!

JosephAlsarraf said...

Yup, the world could always use some more kindness! : )

noexcuses said...

Well done! So wise and true!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

It is not always easy to act like this as a parent. Our influence will always be big I guess. But is good to keep trying ;-)

Greetings from The Netherlands!
Gert Jan

Jenny said...

When I was little I thought like a child.

Simplistic solutions would make our world better.

Now that I'm older I wish that people in power had more compassion and wisdom in their decisions.

This was really sweet.

And it made me quite sad.