The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.  ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985SDC11933

Little girls are cute and small only to adults.  To one another they are not cute.  They are life-sized.  ~Margaret Atwood


While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

What is a home without children?  Quiet.  ~Henny Youngman




It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.  ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese


A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.  ~Robert Brault,

A rose can say "I love you",
orchids can enthrall,
but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
yes, that says it all.
~Author Unknown


Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for.  ~Jerry Seinfeld


Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.  ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969



Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are.  Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are.  Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller


Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher

SDC11865Children need the freedom and time to play.  Play is not a luxury.  Play is a necessity.  ~Kay Redfield Jamison

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.  ~Frederick Douglass


Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.  ~Red Skelton