10 Life Lessons From Childrens Stories

August 12, 2007

I was reading Real Simple Magazine on my flight today and found some really interesting and entertaining articles. Since I’m totally jet lagged right now and can barely form a coherent thought, I thought I’d share a really cute one with you.

Here are 10 Life Lessons From Childrens Stories (see if you can guess where each saying came from - answers on bottom of post)

  1. Never, never, accept candy - or shiny red apples - from strangers.
  2. Invest wisely, so the elements can’t huff and puff and blow your house down.
  3. Lying doesn’t pay much. Sure, it might not cost as much as a nose job, but it will save you a whole lot of sea trouble.
  4. Always test a matress before purchasing.
  5. When you’re in a jam, think outside the tower for the solution. You probably already possess the tools to free yourself.
  6. Venture outside your comfort zone every once in a while. You might be surprised what you find.
  7. Never take a bet you’re not willing to lose - unless you’re the cheating type.
  8. You have to kiss a few frogs (and moles) to find your prince. Plus: Good things come in small packages.
  9. Strive for a combination of athletics and brains. Even the fastest runners can lose at something.
  10. If left unchecked, greed can grow and grow, and eventually your whole (giant) world comes crashing down.

Answers: Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Rumpelstiltskin, Thumbelina, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk.

How many did you get correct?

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Aloha from Nicole Anne R. Cleofas, Julienne moira n. macainag, Michelle in MX, Romie, Christine, SeaBird, PBBG Portal, Pinks & blues girls, Summershine, Monkey Giggles, La Bellina mammina, Grace, Melissa, Katja from Skimbaco, Rosemarie, Mcewen, Annaliza @ ventanawhos candid, Wendy, Renee, Lissete, Dana, and TopChamp

22 Comments on “10 Life Lessons From Childrens Stories”

August 12, 2007
9:38 am

TopChamp said:

Ha ha ha ha ha….

August 12, 2007
1:43 pm

Dana said:

I got 8 out of 10. Didn’t know Thumbelina or Rumpelstiltskin.

August 12, 2007
3:44 pm

Lissete said:

I got 9. I guess I still remember most of m children’s stories. I couldn’t figure out The Little Mermaid one. :)

August 12, 2007
3:58 pm

Renee said:

wishing you had hid the answers until later. I did pretty good too. I’ve never read Thumbelina.

August 12, 2007
4:26 pm

wendy said:

About half…how sad! I have a 3 year old!

August 12, 2007
4:28 pm

annaliza @ ventanawhos candid said:

i love those! soo true!

August 12, 2007
9:14 pm

mcewen said:

Should I congratulate myself on knowing all of those without cheating, or should I be miserable in the knowledge that my life is that tiny!

August 12, 2007
10:48 pm

Rosemarie said:

I guessed a few right!

August 12, 2007
11:27 pm

Katja from Skimbaco said:

What an excellent post! That was really good!

How about… the right shoes really make a difference..?

August 13, 2007
1:31 am

Melissa said:

Fun - I didn’t get very many right… I guess I need to read more fairy tales :)

August 13, 2007
4:03 am

Grace said:

Everything! I am a sucker for children’s stories!! I even make up some of my own my kiddo talks about it at school with her classmates wondering what character she is talking about! :-)

August 13, 2007
5:29 am

La Bellina mammina said:

I’m too jetlagged to guess lol!

August 13, 2007
1:04 pm

Monkey Giggles said:

that’s good!!!

August 13, 2007
2:14 pm

summershine said:

I only got 4 right! That’s pretty pathetic of me. :(

August 13, 2007
5:40 pm

pinks & blues girls said:

This was a fun one! I think I got about half right… but when I saw some of the answers I got wrong, I was like, “Oh yeah!”

Great post!

Jane, P&B Girls

August 13, 2007
6:09 pm

PBBG Portal said:

What a great post! It made me chuckle. :)
Unfortunately I only guessed 6 out of 10.

Best regards,
Rui Figueiredo.

August 13, 2007
7:02 pm

SeaBird said:

Ha! I love Real Simple. It’s not as trashy as People, but still nothing too taxing for my atrophied Mom-brain!

August 14, 2007
5:28 pm

Christine said:

How fun!
I got 8 out of 10, I missed the Thumbelina and Rumpelstiltskin.

August 14, 2007
6:54 pm

Romie said:

I missed Thumbelina too but got all the others…

August 14, 2007
10:46 pm

Michelle in MX said:

that indeed is very cute!


julienne moira n. macainag said:

this is the perfect to me if i had a project and i want your story of ariel ?


Nicole Anne R. Cleofas said:


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