And God created children
of us who have children in our lives,
whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, or students...here is something to make
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
"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.
"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
"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?"
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?" said the Father.
"I don't know," said Eve.
"She started it!" Adam said
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.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not
killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some
animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact,
they usually repeat word for word what you
shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's
parties is to remind yourself that there are
children more awful than your own.
6. We child proofed our homes, but they
are still getting in.
ADVICE FOR THE DAY: Be nice to your kids.
They will choose your nursing home.
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"
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