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Friday, April 5, 2013

Milk and Cookies

Subject:  Biology Exam- Priceless, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.' The question was worth 70 points or none at all.

One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.

He got an A.
Yes, those ARE cookie crumbs you see on my face.  Yes, I AM eating Girl Scout cookies.  Yes, they ARE Samoas--the best of GS cookies.  Yes, it is only 6:06 A.M., and I am feeling a little woozy.  No, I am NOT sugar free anymore.  Yes, I DID enjoy 4 Cadbury caramel eggs yesterday.  Yes, I AM looking forward to brown licorice today.  Yes, I WILL return to sugarfree soon--deep down inside I know I should.  No, I am not the self-discipline maven I was a mere 48 hours ago.  Yes, I feel a bit diminished. 
  • it's pouring outside!  So very April!!
  • Paco is heading out today for a 40 year missionary (French Swiss) reunion.  I'm putting my money on him as "best preserved"!
  • I'm campaigning to teach 5th grade next year--that's been on my mind since my OWN year in 5th grade and appears on my Lifelist.
  • I'm knitting something tubular, very bright, and that goes around your neck!
  • I have 4 more books to read before I reach my 60!
  • Another ginormous box of herbs arrived...du du du...
  • We're off to General Conference!


1 comment:

Patti said...

5th grade is always the grade I wanted to teach, and the 7th advantage of mother's milk was awesome!

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley