About Children!!

mizellie(z7 Al)December 3, 2006

WHY GOD CREATED CHILDREN (AND IN THE PROCESS GRANDCHILDREN)

To those of us who have children in our lives,

Whether they are our own,

grandchildren,

nieces,

nephews,

or students...

here is something to make you chuckle.

Whenever your children are out of control,

you can take comfort from the thought that

even God's omnipotence did not extend

to His own children.

After creating heaven and earth,

God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing he said was

"DON'T!"

"Don't what?"

Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit."

God said.

"Forbidden fruit?

We have forbidden fruit?

Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit!"

"No Way!"

"Yes way!"

"Do NOT eat the fruit! "

said God.

"Why?"

"Because I am your Father and I said so! "

God replied,

wondering why He hadn't stopped

creation after making the elephants.

A few minutes later,

God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? " God asked.

"Uh huh,"

Adam replied.

"Then why did you? "

said the Father.

"I don't know,"

said Eve.

"She started it ! "

Adam said.

"Did not! "

"Did too! "

"DID NOT! "

Having had it with the two of them,

God's punishment was that Adam and Eve

should have children of their own.

Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY!

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom

and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself.

If God had trouble raising children,

what makes you think it would be

a piece of cake for you?

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!

  1. You spend the first two years of their life

teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend

the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.

  1. Grandchildren are God's reward

for not killing your own children.

  1. Mothers of teens now know why

some animals eat their young.

  1. Children seldom misquote you.

In fact,

they usually repeat word for word

what you shouldn't have said.

  1. The main purpose of holding children's parties

is to remind yourself that there are children

more awful than your own.

  1. We childproofed our homes,

but they are still getting in.

ADVICE FOR THE DAY:

Be nice to your kids.

They will choose your

nursing home one day.

AND FINALLY:

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"!!!!! But we sure do love'em....Ellie

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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

LOLOL!! Take two aspirin and keep away from children - that's been my week! My life has been a Bill Cosby routine lately ("Come here. Come HERE. COME HERE! HERE HERE HERE **HERE**!!") But I do love them, no doubt about it.


Ian and Molly, August 2006. Ian is 8.


Juliana and Molly, September 2006. Juliana is 4 1/2.

"Having had it with the two of them,
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve
should have children of their own."
AMEN! God used that promise of consequences LOOONG before Bill Cosby did, and my kids have received that benediction too.

Laurel

    Bookmark   December 3, 2006 at 5:48PM
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tweetypye(z8/sc AL)

Thanks for the chuckle, Ellie! Sometimes we all need a good laugh.
Yep, I keep telling my teen, Alyssa, that someday, she'll have kids too, and then she'll appreciate Mama a bit more!!

You know, as we get older, our parents tend to get smarter. When I was growing up, I didn't think my Mama knew anything, but boy, since I've gotten older and had kids of my own, I can see just how smart my Mama was!! :o)
Ya'll all have a great week, and stay warm!!
Jan

    Bookmark   December 4, 2006 at 1:49PM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

Of course, we all love our children, grandchildren and G' grandchildren but I thought about the times mine were driving me mad. When I saw this, I wanted all my offsprings to have a copy.

We have been so busy here that I haven't had time to post but I wish you all a Merry CHRISTMAS....Ellie

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 11:49PM
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