Danica's mom was a smart lady

When she was a little girl and complained that she had nothing to do, Danica’s mother would say (in Czech), “Take off all your clothes and run around naked”.
Here, in Stana’s memory, Shelley Silverstein’s Nothing To Do

NOTHING TO DO? Shelley Silverstein
Nothing to do?
Nothing to do?
Put some mustard in your shoe,
Fill your pockets full of soot,
Drive a nail into your foot,
Put some sugar in your hair,
Place your toys upon the stair,
Smear some jelly on the latch,
Eat some mud and strike a match,
Draw a picture on the wall,
Roll some marbles down the hall,
Pour some ink in daddy’s cap –
Now go upstairs and take a nap.

2 thoughts on “Danica's mom was a smart lady

  1. Now I know what Donna was talking about! I remember it well (Donna should brush up on her Czech, I didn’t get it when she first said it. Another wise saying from mom was “Strč prst skrz krk” a Czech tongue twister.

  2. Thanks, Paul. I put that phrase through a couple of translators and came up with something like this: “Put your finger through his throat.” Since that doesn’t make a lot of sense, I take it the saying was made up just for its tongue twisting prooperties.

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