To those of us who have children

  1. To those of us who have children in our
    lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren,
    nieces and 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.

    "Because I am your Father and I said so!"
    God replied, (wondering
    why he hadn't stopped creation after making the
    A few minutes later, God saw His children having
    an apple break and He was ticked!

    "Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?"
    God, as our first parent, 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
    Thus, the pattern was set and it has never changed!
    But there is reassurance in this 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

    Advice for the day:
    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."
    Last edit by betts on Sep 27, '02
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  3. by   kittyw
    I needed that after last night!!!!!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "advice for the day:
    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.""

    thanks for the laugh this morning! i needed it. :chuckle
  5. by   Beach_RN
    Thanks Betts! I know I can always count on you for a "feel good thread"!

  6. by   TheLionessRN
    That was great! I needed a good laugh. Now if I can find a way to keep my children away from ME! I keep ditching them and they keep following me home....Alaska, Cuba, the 7-11, school....