Behind Every Great Man is His Shadow

A selection of my boys’ completion of some proverbs.  Thanks again to Stephany for the idea.

Little G, 3:

A woman’s work is never to go out the door without a kid.

People who live in glass houses go out of glass doors.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, say OK.

You can’t have your cake and candy.

A chain is only as strong as a shark.

A fool and his money are, well, his Mum takes his money.

A good man likes kids.

A leopard can’t change its head.

A penny saved is from someone who picked it up.

A poor workman always blames a kid.

A thing of beauty is a girl.

A woman’s place is in a chair.

All good things come with lights.

All that glitters is paint.

All you need is you.

Ask a silly question and you’ll get grounded.

Beauty is only lonely.  (Hey!  That rhymes, Mum!)

Behind every great man is a man.

Boys will be ready to go outside, of course.

Don’t count your chickens before they are ready.

Don’t cut off your nose…  But, you wouldn’t.

Don’t put all your eggs in your mouth.

Don’t teach your Grandma to pick your nose.

Don’t throw the baby because she’ll cry.

He who laughs last did not know the line was moving.

R, 7:

A woman’s work is cleaning.  (Ed: WTF?!   Where did I go wrong?!)

Good things come to those who listen.

People who live in glass houses are glass people.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it.

You can’t have your cake and pizza.

A rose by any other name would  be a flower.

A good man is a gentleman.

A penny saved is a cent.

A picture is worth money.

A poor workman always blames his wife.

A problem shared is trouble.

A thing of beauty is a diamond.

A watched pot never bubbles.

A woman’s place is high.

All good things come to good people.

All you need is food.

Ask a silly question and you’ll get a silly question back.

You’ve made your bed neatly.

Beauty is only girls.

Behind every great man is his shadow.

Boys will be men.

Don’t count your chickens before they are roasted.

Don’t cut off your nose because you can’t breathe.

Don’t put all your eggs in the freezer.

Don’t put the cart in the recycling.

Don’t teach your Grandma to go crazy.

Don’t throw the baby in the air.

Every cloud has a nose.

He who laughs last, laughs long.

Big G, 11, left for a hockey tournament with his proverb homework only half-finished:

A fool and his money are worthless.

A good man is caring.

A poor workman always blames bad luck.

A leopard can’t change its stripes.

Don’t teach your Grandma to play football.

Don’t throw the baby, for the baby might throw you.

Everything comes to him who is grateful.

All you need is love.

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