1. Kids who say "There's nothing to do" all day suddenly have a lot to do at bedtime.
2. Your closest friends and family, those who profess greatest love for you, will buy gifts for your kids with 2 criteria in mind: what puts out the most decibels and what requires the most batteries.
3. Of the 168 hours in a week, the ones when your family fights the most are the 2 that precede Sunday morning church. (They are therefore apt reminders of why we need Christ.)
4. To little kids, shoes belong on the table, and food belongs on the floor.
5. Consider the kid who isn't doing what he's supposed to be doing: not only is he not doing it, but he's also slowing done those who are doing what they're supposed to be doing.
6. When looking through a telescope, a little kid will always keep the wrong eye open.
7. Little kids love to be naked from the waist down.
8. Several factors contribute to the younger children "getting away with" more than the older ones, including parental exhaustion, parental apathy, and a certain amount of mental illness.
9. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." (3 Jn 4 NIV)