to me by Wanda
those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own,
grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or students.... here is something to make you
your children are out of control, you can take
comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own
creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and
Eve. And the first thing he said was, "Don't."
what?" Adam replied.
eat the forbidden fruit." God said.
have forbidden fruit?
Eve. . . we have forbidden fruit!"
NOT eat the fruit!" said God.
I am your Father and I said so!" God
replied, (wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants).
few minutes later, God saw His children having an
apple break and was He ticked!
I tell you not to eat the fruit? "God,
as our first parent, asked?
huh," Adam replied.
why did you?" said the Father.
don't know," said Eve.
started it!" Adam said,
not!" "Did too!" "DID NOT!
had it with the two of them, God's
punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own.
the pattern was set and it has never changed!
there is reassurance in this story.
you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children
wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself.
God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of
cake for you?
for the day: If you have a lot of tension and
you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two
aspirin" and "Keep away from children."
spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them
to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and
are God's reward for not killing your children.
your house while your kids are still growing is like clearing the driveway
before it has stopped snowing.
is only one pretty child in the world and
every mother has it. (Chinese Proverb.)
of teens know why animals eat their young.
asked Mom if I was a gifted child... she said they
certainly wouldn't have paid for me.
are natural mimics, who act like their parents
despite every effort to teach them good manners.
seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn't have said.
main purpose of holding children's parties is to
remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
child proofed our home 3 years ago and they're still
nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.
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