Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I finally got it...twice!

You know those things that you just don't get....the ones that it takes you a really long time to understand, I mean years? Well, over the last week I have come to understand TWO very important things from my childhood, and believe me THEY ARE HUGE. Ready? Here goes....

  1. Those commercials, I think they were for Life cereal or something, now I understand. You remember how the kids always said, "Give it to Mikey, he doesn't eat anything!" I never understood why they said that.....until last week. They gave it to Mikey as a test because if he would eat it....because he didn't like anything...then it MUST be good.
  2. Trees in Halloween stories, etc. NEVER have leaves on them. I always thought as I was growing up, when I would see this in books, in a movie, or on TV it was just meant to make things look more spooky. NOPE! After living here in New York, I now understand it's really just because in the fall.....during the month during which Halloween occurs....THERE ARE NO LEAVES ON THE TREES! How convenient, and how funny what a Southern girl doesn't know until she moves to 'the north'! ;0

Ta-daaaaa......that's my revelation for the day. Just thought I'd share that with you. Maybe you guys had already figured it out, but it took me about 25 years. That's a big deal!


StacyB said...

thanks for the laugh, Wendy.

Melissa Stover said...

i found my curriculum post. i knew i had one.