Friday, August 19, 2011

Words, Words, Words about Children

"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again." Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1762 (This debate has been around for a long time!)

"Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything." Giacomo Leopardi

"Children make you want to start life over." Muhammad Ali

Jack was sitting at the kitchen table reading a book and playing with his slinky while the rest of the family watched Bend It Like Beckham. At one point, he simply walked into the family room and stood, waiting for us to look at him. The little comedian got his laugh. Oh, yes, he got his laugh. Perfect comedic timing.

1 comment:

  1. Oh THANK YOU for sharing that first quote! Yesterday I pulled my 4yr old out of preschool. Various reasons, but alarmingly she wasn't only not happy there, her teachers saw a completely different child (One they described as painfully shy) than we know her to be! Yes, her happiness, wins. She is four and that is all she needs to be! I might use this quote to let others know why we pulled her. Thank you.


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