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Lesson Plans


Society of Childlike Adults

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Ann Weaver (t35627.us)
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 08:23:51 +0100


I sent a copy of the "childlike grownups society" to my principal and he
replied with the comments in parenthesis. Made me laugh. Hope it will at
least make you smile. He is a former music and band instructor. Ann

YOU NOW BELONG TO
> THE SOCIETY OF CHILDLIKE GROWNUPS
>
> AND ARE HEREBY ENTITLED TO:
>
> Walk in the rain, (No umbrella)
> JUMP in mud puddles, (have you seen my yard)
> collect rainbows, (I'll work on that one)
> smell flowers, (I love my roses)
> Blow bubbles, ooOoO (usually in the bathtub)
> stop along the way, (mostly because I'm lost)
> build sandcastles, (or mermaids)
> watch the moon and stars come out, (I work late)
>
> Say HELLO to everyone, (just friendly, I guess)
> go barefoot, (no shoes)
> go on adventures, (does choir practice count)
> Sing in the shower, (it's pretty bad)
>
> Have a Merry heart , (isn't she on Entertainment Tonight)
> read children's books, (I do have a 3-yr-old, you know)
> Act silly, (I get it from my mother)
> take bubble baths, (nope, clogs the whirlpool)
> get new sneakers, (so I can sneak up on teachers)
> hold hands & hug & kiss, (depends on the company I'm with)
> dance, (NOPE-Baptist!)
>
> Fly Kites, (only in March)
> laugh out loud and cry out loud, (every day)
> wander around, (I get lost alot)
> wonder (???) about stuff, (here, that happens often)
> Feel SCARED & sad ;-( & MAD & Happy, (pretty much covers it)
>
> Give up worry & guilt & shame, (what are those?)
> stay innocent, (too late)
> say yes and no and the magic words, (magic words?)
> ask lots of questions, (absolutely)
>
> Ride bicycles, (as long as there are training wheels)
> draw and paint and color, (I'm pretty good with a Crayloa 8-pack)
> see things differently, (I really do need my glasses)
> fall down and get up again, (See "ride bicycles")
>
> Talk with animals, (You've met some of our parents)
> look at the sky, (not too often-it's carolina blue)
> trust the universe, (who else can you trust)
> STAY UP LATE, (Nope-I need my rest)
>
> Climb trees, (only when chasing the cat)
> take naps, (my FAVORITE)
> do nothing, (my second favorite)
> daydream, (see "do nothing")
>
> Play with toys, (mostly Barbee)
> play under the covers, (Nope-Ef won't let me)
> have pillow fights, (see above)
> learn new stuff, (I gots da Flame for Learning)
>
> get excited about EVERYTHING, (it's my middle name)
> be a clown, (no comment)
> listen to music, (you know where I stand)
> find out how things work, (I'm still working on thermos bottles-hot,
>cold, how does it know)
>
> Make up new rules, (principals LOVE rules)
> tell stories, (there was a salesman and this farmer's daughter...)
> save the world, (sounds like a t-shirt)
> make friends, (you can't have too many)
>
> and do anything that brings more:
>
> happiness, celebration, relaxation,
> communication, health, love, joy,
> creativity, pleasure, abundance,
> grace, self-esteem, courage,
> balance, spontaneity, passion, peace,
> beauty, and
> life energy to all humans and beings of this planet.
>
> FURTHERMORE, the above named member is officially authorized to
>frequent amusement parks, beaches, meadows, mountaintops, swimming pools,
>forests, playgrounds, picnic areas, summer areas, summer camps, birthday
>parties, circuses, bakeries, ice cream parlors, theaters, aquariums, zoos,
>museums, planetariums, toy stores, festivals and other places where
children
>of all ages gather to play AND
> is encouraged to always remember
>
> the motto of
> THE SOCIETY OF CHILDLIKE GROWNUPS:
>
> IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
> TO HAVE A HAPPY CHILDHOOD,
> AND TO MAKE SURE THAT OTHERS DO
> TOO
>
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