“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”
― Jess Lair
A teacher was testing the children in her Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven. She asked them, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?”
“NO!” the children answered.
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?”
Again, the answer was, “NO!”
Now she was smiling. Hey, they’re getting it, she thought! “Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?” she asked.
Again, they all answered, “NO!”
She was just bursting with pride for them. “Well,” she continued, “then how can I get into Heaven?”
A five-year-old boy shouted out, “YOU GOTTA BE DEAD.”
…wearing a chic-looking sombrero!
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to
allow them to do things for themselves,
allow them to be strong,
allow them to experience life on their own terms,
allow them to take the subway… let them be better people,
let them believe more in themselves.”
“Having one child makes you a parent;
having two, you are a referee.”
– David Frost
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“Teach love, generosity, good manners and
some of that will drift from the classroom
to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.”
– Roger Moore [14.10.27 – 23.05.17]
“Children aren’t coloring books.
You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
― Khaled Hosseini
… saying thanks with ‘peelings’.
My 4-year old found a card with a picture of Eeyore on it.
Shaye: “Look Mom! It’s a picture of Eeyore. Eeyore is a donkey.”
Me: “How do you know that Eeyore is a donkey?”
Shaye: “Eeyore is a boy but he has a girl’s bow on its tail.”