Sunday, March 15, 2009

All About Parenting


There are a few things about being a parent that are just simple fact. Below are a few of these facts:

* If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called LABOR.

* Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results.

* To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

* The right temperature in a home is maintained by warm hearts, not by hot heads. (Something I wish I had learned many years ago.)

* Parents: People who bare infants, bore teenagers and board newlyweds.

* The joy of motherhood: What a woman experiences when all the children are finally in bed.

* Life’s golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters and too young to borrow the car.

* Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

* Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of grandchildren.

* A child outgrows your lap, but never outgrows your heart.

* Adolescence is the age when children try to bring up their parents.

* Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm.

* There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother’s age.

* An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who don’t have small children.

* Why is it that you children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?

* We say, “Children should be seen and not heard.” So when do we communicate with them?

* No wonder kids are confused today. Half the adults tell them to find themselves; the other half tells them to get lost.

* The people hardest to convince that it’s time for retirement are the children at bedtime.

* Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights.

Now! Do you have any facts to add to this? Let me read them.
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SkippyMom said...

I don't have anything snappy like you, but I tend to agree with this sentiment:

The most important three words a parent can say to a child are "I love you".

Christine said...

Personally I think the most important three words are "don't eat buggers" but everyone has their own ways of parenting.

e.Craig Crawford said...

Great points there .. I like "Be good to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home some day."

Brother Dave said...

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. ~Harold Hulbert

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan

Tookie Tail said...

Oh I love these! So many good points too. Great post, John!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cute and funny and true.