Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
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Thursday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 84 to a low of 61 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 18 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 84 to 81 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 11 and 18 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 79 to 63 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 12 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 62 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 55 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 18 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.

Kids say the darndest things

May 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Parents and teachers hear many funny sayings from kids. I have written about some of the funny things our children and grandchildren have said over the years. I'll never forget some kid quips no matter how many years have passed.

Once I had our group coloring at the kitchen table. It was near Christmas, and our kids had a selection of seasonal pages to cover with their crayons. I asked Robby which one he wanted. He pointed at a dancing elf — "I'll do Santa's slave."

In 1991, Rachel had a school assignment. She was to interview a relative about their experiences during World War II. Rachel chose to talk to my father when we visited him in Illinois. At that time he was 68.

Rachel switched on her tape recorder and began, "So Grandpa what was it like during the Civil War?" I had to leave the room I was laughing so hard.

Now through Facebook and Rachel's blog, I get all kinds of fun posts about what our grandchildren say and do. Rachel posts photos along with her observances of their 4-year-old twins, Arianna and Eli, and 5-month-old Wyatt.

Some of her recent posts follow.

On Mother's Day morning Eli told Mommy Rachel he hid her present and she had to go and find it. (This happens when Mother's Day falls a little too close to Easter.)

One day, Rachel picked Eli and Arianna up from school and had to sign an incident report for Arianna. Rachel looked at her daughter and said, "Oh, looks like you got your fingers run over by a tricycle." Arianna said, "Yes, another kid got too close to me while I was sitting on the floor" (which was exactly what the report said). Rachel got everyone into their van, buckled up and started to drive away when Eli said, "Sorry for running over your fingers, Arianna."

When our other grandchildren were in preschool, Ethan had an incident report, too. Another child had bitten him. Yep, it turned out it was his little brother, Seth — so much for privacy policies.

Arianna recently commented, "I wish there was a kid's Mother's Day."

While opening a fortune cookie, Arianna said, "I appreciate the opportunities inside" — she'll be 5 in August.

Eli proudly told Mom, "At school, they call me the "Blocks Master."

Then there was the time an innocent Eli, cradling his toy, said, "I'm going to call my dinosaur Horny."

One day, Arianna was playing phone with Daddy and Eli. Daddy had Eli's phone so he answered it and said "Eli's phone. He's not here right now. Can I take a message?" Arianna then said, "Oh, beep, beep, beep, send." (She sent him a text message.) The concept of someone taking down a message for someone else didn't register with her.

Here's one more funny-side story: one night, Eli and Arianna were taking turns picking games to play with Daddy. It was Eli's turn to make up a game. Arianna said, "I don't want to play his game. It's a loser's game" — anyone outside of a 4-year-old's mind might have thought it sounded like she called Eli a loser, but that was not her intention. Arianna just meant that in Eli's game, people win and people lose. Arianna doesn't like to lose and likes games where everyone wins (or at least she does).

When our grandson Seth was 4 years old — he's almost 10 now — he had a bad experience playing T-ball. He got lost running to second base and ended up crying. Seth was ready to quit, but his parents said they paid a lot of money for him to play. With that, Seth marched to his bedroom and brought back all his banks. He was determined not to play, even if took all his savings.

Children say and/or do the darndest things. They are also very honest; so don't tell them the family secrets, or the world is sure to know.

Susan Manzke, Sunnybook Farm, N8646 Miller Rd, Seymour, WI 54165; Sunnybook@aol.com; www.susanmanzke.net; http://www.facebook.com/susan.manzke

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