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January 22, 2007, Herald Journal

Excerpts from a 5-year-old

By JEN BAKKEN

Jill Russek has worked for Delano Elementary School for eight years and had a few Tiny Tales for us this week.

“My son, Ryan, who is now five, is always saying something cute or funny.” the proud mommy said. “This is only a few, but I could probably write a book!” she added.

Ryan came running into the room one time, with a bloody nose. His dad told him he better stop picking his nose. Ryan replied, “Dad, I wasn’t picking my nose. There are bugs up there, squirting out ketchup!”

Another time, Ryan was fighting with his younger sister. Jill pulled him aside to ask why he always fights with her. He said, “My tummy tells me to be mad.”

Of course, this mother had to ask why his tummy tells him that. Ryan simply replied, “Because there’s a fish in there telling me to be naughty.”

One day, the whole family was out for a drive and out of the blue, Ryan said, “Mom, my back is telling me it really needs ice cream!”

And, my personal favorite. When Ryan was three years old and they would say their prayers, he would start his with, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Mama.”

I’d like to thank Jill for sending these Tiny Tales this week and I encourage you to do the same!

Tiny Tales a column dedicated to children in our community and the times when they create a wonderful story to tell. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, caregiver, teacher or anyone with a child in your life… there’s always a tiny tale to tell.

It may be cute or funny things a child has said or done. Any of those endearing moments you love to share with others and people, like me, enjoy reading.

Here in Delano we are proud of our community, our schools and our children… why not have a column about our little ‘tigers’?

You can email your tiny tales to; jbakken@hjpub.com, fax them to 763-972-1029 or mail them to Tiny Tales, 430 Hwy 12 E. Suite 4, PO Box 498, Delano, MN 55328.