Quotable Sunday - On Parenting and Kids

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.

The beauty of “spacing” children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones—which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
-Sydney J Harris "Leaving the Surface"

The persons hardest to convince that they're at the retirement age are children at bedtime.
-Shannon Fife

The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn't getting enough sleep.
-John Fiebig

Children are gleeful barbarians.
-Joseph Morgenstern, 1968

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
-Ed Dussault

In general, my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television. -Erma Bombeck

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids.
-Bill Cosby

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, "keep away from children."
-Susan Savannah

I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can't find me until after high school.

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.
-Jerry Seinfeld

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Blanca said...

Great quotes!!!

I just love this one: The persons hardest to convince that they're at the retirement age are children at bedtime.
-Shannon Fife

Take care!


Tree said...

I love the 2nd quote as my 5 children are spaced out, but I'm sure I still made some mistakes with the smaller ones. LOL

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Annesphamily said...

This is great stuff! Anne

Liz Mays said...

Those just cracked me up!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Thanks for the giggles.

My kids are 6 years apart so one would assume I would learn from my mistakes....big mistake assuming that.

sheila said...

OMG how funny! and the Susan Savannah one? OMG, HYSTERICAL! LOL!

The Mayor! said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, "keep away from children"!!! Oh I laughed, how very true!! :-D

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