Children's Attempts at Proverbs

Another goodie from my mother. She says these are purported to be first-graders' attempts at finishing classic proverbs, but she finds that hard to believe in light of the answer to #22....

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1. A miss is as good as a ____
Mr.

2. Better to be safe than ____
punch a 5th grader

3. Strike while the ____
bug is close

4. It's always darkest before ____
daylight saving time

5. Don't bite the hand that ____
looks dirty

6. You can't teach an old dog new ___
...math.

7. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ___
...stink in the morning.

8. Love all, trust ___
...me.

9. The pen is mightier than the ___
...pigs.

10. An idle mind is ___
...the best way to relax.

11. Where there's smoke there's ___
...pollution.

12. Happy the bride who ___
...gets all the presents.

13. A penny saved is ___
...not much.

14. Two's company, three's ___
...the Musketeers.

15. Don't put off till tomorrow what ___
...you put on to go to bed.

16. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ___
...you have to blow your nose.

17. There are none so blind as ___
...Stevie Wonder.

18. Children should be seen and not ___
...spanked or grounded.

19. If at first you don't succeed ___
...get new batteries.

20. You get out of something only what you ___
...see in the picture on the box.

21. When the blind leadeth the blind ___
...get out of the way.

22. Better late than ___
...pregnant.

Posted May 7, 2010

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