It's so interesting to listen to the things kids say while playing, but rarely do I have visual proof of their delightful perspective on things. Eliza and Hyrum were making signs for their cars on a little car track that Hyrum has. The sign on the left says, "No stealing money"; a valuable piece of advice for a car, don't you think? I also love the prohibitive "You can never go in".
More valuable driving advice: "Never climb on a wall."
"Never climb lights." "Never walk on the road."
I asked Eliza about this sign - she meant to write "You can't throw stuff on the ground." Phew - I was a little worried about that one. :-)
On the left: "Do not eat poles." "Never climb on a house" and "Never climb on a tree".
Before you assume I never let them climb trees, that sign appears to have come about because at school there are lots of very temptingly climbable trees on the campus, but it's against the rules to climb them. Don't worry - I let my kids climb trees when it's allowed...and when I'm there supervising!
And, just in case you're tempted, "Never climb on a stops(h)ine." So there you have it - the new and improved rules of the road.
So this morning Eliza had decided the original signs were too frumpy or something, because she got ahold of some post-it notes and made new and improved signs, this time about all sorts of health issues and common sense when flying on a helicopter or airplane.......
These say "never climb helicopters when they're flying" and "never climb airplanes when they are flying". Good advice, Eliza. I'll try and remember that.
"Don't jump off the bridge" in case you were wondering....
......and lastly, even if your mother is an artist, "never draw on home with graffiti." Good girl. :-)