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Aug
07
2007

Words of Wisdom from Lemony Snicket

My kids have loved Lemony Snicket since the first book of The Series of Unfortunate Events. We have read them, listened to them on tape, seen the movie (the best part of which was the costumes). Well, we just got Horseradish ~ Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid from the library.

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From the back cover:  Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. Unfortunately, this book will not help.

Below is my VERY favorite quote so far. And if you are a school teacher do NOT get offended. I mean it! Nothing personal is meant. Even though I have homeschooled my kids for the past 19 years I have nothing whatsoever against teaching as a profession. We just took a different route…as usual.

A long time ago, there was no such thing as school, and children spent their days learning a trade, a phrase which here means “standing around doing tedious tasks under the instruction of a bossy adult.” In time, however, people realized that the children could be allowed to sit, and the first school was invented.

 I laughed out loud! 

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Nicole

I love the quote!

Anne

You have such a good sense of humor..enter me in the birthday contest..love