Wisdom... Having children can prove to you how much wisdom you DON'T have..
This morning I was thinking of quotes about parenting. I found more quotes than there are kids!! Let me post a few for our Wednesday Wisdom.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons
Smack your child every day. If you don't know why - he does. ~Joey Adams
When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. ~Erma Bombeck
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. ~Author Unknown
Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. ~P.J. O'Rourke
Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry. ~Bill Cosby
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949
Parents are not interested in justice; they are interested in quiet. ~Bill Cosby
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. ~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981
Obviously this is a subject that could go on and on but for today I will stop with these. There are many many serious quotes and Scriptures on parenting are numerous but today I was aiming for a smile! : )
Parenting is the most painful experience a person can have - and I'm not talking about the birth process. It is also the most rewarding experience. Better than any award, accolade, career, - anything. But it is not without pain, tears, heartache and irritation!!
We start the process without a license or without a test to see if we are qualified. We learn as we go. With the grace of God we succeed.