The don't talk to strangers one is actually rather useful...but you have to be careful there.
When my son was 5 years old our town instituted a policy where children have to be interviewed prior to being admitted for Kindergarten. We went down to the school and a couple of teachers informed me that I wasn't allowed to be present for the screening. They took my son off into another room...they returned an a few minutes asking me why he wouldn't talk. I was surprized...they allowed me to speak to my son...you guessed it, he wouldn't speak to them because they were strangers. After formal introductions my son went back into the interview room and answered all of their questions.
You have to be careful what you tell kids...they tend to take things quite literally.
"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~
"All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity." ~Shakespeare~
Yeah, I was told that one.
I was also told by my beloved mother that if I didn't hold her hand at night time when she walked me to my grandparents for sleep overs I'd be taken away by werewolves.
As a young impressionable child I believed her and squeezed her hand in my presumable vice-like grip.
B Randomly, on 06 September 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:
My parents may have given me a few, but my grandparents were the main culprits.
Don't smile at wooly caterpillars, if they count your teeth, your teeth will fall out.(My brother and I would go show them to my grandparents with our lips covering our teeth, trying to tell them we found a wooly caterpillar)
If your knees were ticklish it meant you like girls/boys.
Dont play with fire or you'll pee the bed.
Edited to add: Raise your feet when you go over a bridge, to make the car lighter. Otherwise, we'd fall through.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:54 AM
Don't be a "gunna ..." or that man/woman is just another "gunna"
- Gunna do this,
- Gunna do that,
Gunna ain't getting it done.
Funnily, I never real got "old wives tales" from my folks, so this is the worst I ever remember I really thought a "gunna" was some awful person we turned into if we didn't do what we said we would when I was little.
Edited by libstaK, 15 September 2012 - 09:57 AM.
"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."
Haven't heard that one in a while! Sounds quite ominous doesn't it?
Sometimes ominous is good!
One day when my son was two years old I left him playing in his room and went to take a bath. I suddenly had a feeling that something is wrong, I called him but got no answer. I hurried outside to look for him, in towels & covered with soapsuds, to find him on the road carrying a toy brief case saying "daddy office". He somehow managed to open the house door, of course after that fences, locks & chains were installed, but we could have lost him!