What can You Say about Children?

What can You Say about Children?

I received this email from a friend few days ago and just managed to go through it this morning. You can’t be more amazed by children sometimes; what they do, what they say etc.

Even by my own niece and nephews … sometimes they did things or said things that really make me wonder, “Where did they learn to do that or said that?” There were even times when they did things that ‘logically’ we should be angry with them but we found them amusing instead. If you have been around with children often … you will know what I mean. 🙂

There are 2 quotations on children which I would like to share with you:

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Unknown

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

It does seems that children do have their priorities set straight and it further made me wonders and enlightens that we may be growing up … but not necessary wiser. I remembered a quotation that goes, “growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.” What can you say about children? Have you had any experience before where they never failed to amaze you? Please feel free to share the most wonderful experience you had with children in the comment; I am sure there are countless. 🙂

From the email I received:

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four-year-old child, whose next-door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

By Ellen Kreidman
from A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

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3 thoughts on “What can You Say about Children?

  1. Kin

    You can’t be more right. I had an incidence when I told my 2 sons (both 2 years old) to wait for me to make some drinks before taking our breakfasts together. When I finished making the drink and come to the table, guess what I saw? They started eating at one corner of the house without me. And I laughingly shouted at them, “Both of you started without me?” And they were smiling.

  2. shine

    my boys always amazed me, one day my sister and nephew we’re having a mother and son drama and my nephew threw tantrums to his mom, my 5 year old son suddenly spoke to his cousin and said ” you dont talk to your mother like that, dont you know that she’d carried you on her tummy for long time when you we’re still a baby? and she stayed long days in hospital because the doctor cut her tummy to get you out and then she feed you with her own milk then dont sleep at night because you always crying? its bad that you talk to your mom like that, you should say sorry to her!”
    can’t help my tears fall hearing that from my 5 year son, i did’nt know that my bed times stories to my kids would have such great value to them…

  3. Symphony of Love Post author

    Shine, thank you for sharing that. Did you tell your son about your sister and nephew during those bed times stories? I am just as amazed how a year old boy can say things like that. You got to share with me what bed times stories you are telling your kids 🙂

    I will get my sister to share with her children too. Not too sure if you have read my latest post, ‘Mom, I Graduated Today!’, in that story shared by my friend, her son said ‘I Love You Mami when he saw my friend crying. It just touched my heart.