Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Ultimate Career

"The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. " 

Some quotes you might enjoy:

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."
  ~Leo J. Burke

"It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born.  This is not necessarily cause for alarm.  The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money."
  ~Elinor Goulding Smith

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."  
~Stacia Tauscher

"I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring." 

~Liz Armbruster, on robertbrault.com

"Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."
  ~Harold Hulbert

"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."

  ~Fran Lebowitz

Children are unpredictable.  You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.  ~Franklin P. Jones

"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep."

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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, www.robertbrault.com

"If we would listen to our kids, we'd discover that they are largely self-explanatory." 

~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

"There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age." 

~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945

"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