Why God Created Children  

angelofmercy5 59F
12148 posts
2/19/2006 5:56 am

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Why God Created Children

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 a snack
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?
[size 4[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 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"!!!!!



gussax 51M

2/19/2006 9:43 am

I love this post. I do not have any kids, but I have a lot of nieces and nephews. I have 14 sibligs of which 12 have kids. I am old enough where my nieces and nephews have kids, so the total amount of nieces, nephew and grand nieces and nephews is about 45. So I get to sit back and watch. LOL


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/19/2006 10:51 am

gussax....sometimes sitting back and observing kids are the best part. And what I love about grandkids is that you can love them to death...and send them home later on. Children are a blessing.


CantonOhCouple 60M/60F
553 posts
2/19/2006 2:20 pm

TOO cute.

And SO true.

Hugs from us


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/19/2006 6:15 pm

Fly...love ya too! And if anyone should read that bottle of aspirin....its you! lol


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/19/2006 6:15 pm

Cantonohcouple....hugs right back at you two. And good blog today!


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/19/2006 6:19 pm

Polly...too funny! What did you name that kitten? We once picked up a stray kitten in Japan...and named it Precious. It was far from precious. So, when someone brought us a second baby to nurse back to health....we named it Kibo....which was Japanese for hope. Because we "hoped" it would be more precious than precious. Well, needless to say....as soon as the kittens were healthy...we had to find them new homes. They were not precious....and there was no hope.


VATraveler1948 68M

2/20/2006 4:35 am

Angel, here is my view of the whole issue of children. The problems with raising children are universal, no race, religion or social class is excluded from the trials and tribulations. Some children are more manageable than others but they all present us with challanges galore. The interesting thing about the cycle is that when our children have children of their own those grandchildren (isn't that a wonderfully appropriate name, it includes an accurate description of the species)there is a litttle wrinkle in the pattern. Our grandchildren do not seem as unruly, in fact they even appear to be totally innocent when they are in our homes. Not only are they innocent but, like you said in a note above, we get the privledge of sending them back to their parents when the day is done.

Another interesting observation, the grandchildren "exclusion" does not apply when the grandparents are the primary care givers for the children. In that instance many of the grandparents seem to refer to the children NOT as "my grandchildren" but as "my daughters kids" or "my sons kids". Maybe the answer lies in the perspective...

I only have one complaint about my grandchildren... when they stay overnight in our home I am the one who gets displaced from my wife's bed in favor of the little guys ... somehow that doesn't seem fair...


3noangels 58G

2/20/2006 4:43 am

We love our neices and nefews.. same reason, we can't send them home...,lol


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/20/2006 5:57 am

Vatraveler....little guys won't always want to sleep in the bed with their grandmother. So, take your whine....I mean wine....and go to the spare room! Just kidding ya here! Love ya!


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/20/2006 6:02 am

3noangels...there is something unrestrictive about playing with abandonment with children. Not being afraid to rile them up, and hear their screams of laughter and delight. And knowing that they will go home allows you to expend all the energy you want to, and tolerate the noise...because you do know that it will be quiet once again soon.


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/20/2006 6:04 am

Polly..I love that name! And the thought that the monkeys come in to steal the fruit......makes me wish that soon we were leaving again to live in another country. I feel the need for that adventure....and unfortunately with my husband being retired from the military.....there doesn't seem to be any chance for that! But I will live vicariously through the stories you can share with me.


wantonwill 60M

2/20/2006 7:53 am

Terrific posting....a lot of truth there!


angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/20/2006 8:07 am

Wantonwill....thank you so much. Stop by my blog any time....always welcome here.


rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
2/20/2006 11:56 am



ah, i so needed that! my toddler has been driving me nuts the past few days ... she just loves doing exactly what i told her not to do! *sigh*



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angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/20/2006 1:28 pm

Freelove...so, she is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing. And driving mommy nuts in the process! It's so much fun to watch the learning process in toddlers. It is just not too much fun when you have to deal with it 24/7, is it"? Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love reading yours.


SirMounts 102M

2/26/2006 9:09 pm

I try to be nice to them. Alas, I estimate that I must have fathered a minimum of four in every zipcode. *proud* And it's a big country. *daunted* lol


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