Friday, March 16, 2007

Robin for President

Robin recently learned how to make a cootie catcher. I explained to her that, when I was her age, they usually had colors on the outside, numbers on the inside, and a message under the flap.



Colors: Purple, Yellow, Pink, Blue



Numbers: 5, 7, 37, 42

I don't remember the rationale for 5 - probably Julia's age.
7 "Because it's Lisa's favorite number."
37 "Because that's how old you are, Mommy."
42 "Because it's the meaning and purpose of life."


Messages: Peace, Love, Unity, Diversity

Clearly, my work here is done.

9 comments:

JackGoff March 16, 2007 7:36 PM  

:) That is awesome beyond belief! Robin for Prez, indeed!

Jennifer March 16, 2007 8:04 PM  

If, of course, they'd have her.

lisa March 17, 2007 10:19 AM  

Interesting that we live in a world in which cootie catchers come with a disclaimer (from the link):

Remember, this is just for fun, and only you can determine your future!

Love Bears All Things March 17, 2007 10:22 AM  

I didn't know what those were called but I remember making them.

Thanks, for commenting on my post about the sign on the trail. I believe the trail belongs to the city. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God for the Jewish people in the beginning of their escape from Egypt. This is recorded in the old Testament. So I'm not sure they would be just for one religion if you meant Christianity. It is my belief that the Bible was written by men. The old testament is the history of the Jews as handed down through the generations as oral history. There are attributes given to the God of Abraham which I also find conflict with. However, Jesus taught love which I am all in favor of. I believe that structured religion is man-made and does not nescessarily follow these teachings.
Thanks for visiting.
Mama Bear

mom March 17, 2007 11:23 AM  

Nice. Very nice. Maybe your work IS done.

Last summer I taught the girls to fold paper that way. But I did not know a name for the "game" and do not remember what we put inside the flaps. It couldn't have been anything as profound as this.

meredith March 18, 2007 3:12 AM  

My girls makes these, too. They them something like...honk honks.

Jennifer March 19, 2007 5:19 AM  

I used to make those as a kid, but we didn't call them cootie catchers back then. It was something about fortune tellers. We also wrote things like "You're ugly" or "You'll be a movie star" or "You'll get married after high school and have ten babies."

Yeah, we were deep.

Sandy March 19, 2007 9:58 AM  

We called them cootie catchers! Our messages were usually things like "You kissed the class weirdo" or "The most popular guy likes you". Stupid stuff like that where you could actually catch cooties! Why does a 7 year old know the meaning of diversity???? Your work is definately done! :0
Take her to the playground.

Kit March 20, 2007 11:55 AM  

Wow pretty profound stuff - I like that she got 42 as the meaning of the universe - did you read Meredith's post on 42 a while back?

We call them fortune tellers. My kids discovered them recently - my son wrote things like aaaah sharks! and Roar under the flaps.

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