Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rex barker here with

Quotes That Make You Think...

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.- John Wilmot

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.- William D. Tammeus

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.- Oscar Wilde,

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.- Oprah Winfrey

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.- Haim Ginott

Are we not like two volumes of one book?- Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.- Barbara Kingsolver

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.- Lionel Kauffman

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.- Chinese Proverb

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.- William Feather

Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.- P.J. O'Rourke

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.- Sam Levenson


Anonymous said...

Fifty-five years for us coming up on July 12, 2010.

Where would you like to go?

What would you like to do?

What would you like as a gift?

What kind of cake would you like to eat?

Denise said...

Oh these were so good Patty. Have a great weekend. And that is such a sweet message from Abe.

Winifred said...

Very good Patty. Happy anniversary to you both. It's quite an achievement. In years to come I doubt many people will get there.

We're off to a diamond wedding celebration on Saturday. Sixty years, that's brilliant isn't it.

Will we get to find out the answers to Abe's questions?

Have a lovely time whatever you do!

Renie Burghardt said...

These quotes do make you think. This one is so true: Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.- Lionel Kauffman Haha.

Wow, 55 years of wedded bliss. That is wonderful.

Have a nice evening.

ChrisJ said...

The older I get -- and my children get -- I KNOW previous generations have a lot to do with everything in my family.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit Patty! I wish your daughter a happy birthday and Abe a happy Father's Day. You are right cooking for many people is more and more tiring! I noticed this when Karien and her family was staying with me. And your family is even bigger.
Fortunately Karien's partner often cooked, and as he is a good cook, it was very nice.

Margaret Cloud said...

I think these were very good and I also think that is a nice message from Abe.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ These are great sayings
I love "Children are a comfort in old age, and help us get there fast."
I like Abe's comments - choose something you would like to do and
have. 55 years is a darn good effort.
I am glad you enjoyed the jokes esp
the old lady afraid of being taken advantage of, and worked out how it could happen. I haven't been around much either, not enough hours in the day. Yest was our shortest day. Wow.
I agree food is about all that is left to enjoy, so a splurge now and
then doesn't hurt. My cousin was so positive and accepting of his fate. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Twisted Fencepost said...

And some of those are SOOO true!