I am holding my tongue (or my fingers as the case may be), and not even commenting on any of these thoughts. If you enjoy them, click the link and read the whole post and let them know you enjoyed. I'm so glad to be able to come across nuggets of wisdom like these as I spend time fellowshipping in the WWW.
"I've learned that you can resurrect a shirt out of the dirty-clothes hamper (throw in dryer with dryer sheet for 10 min), but there's a good chance you can't resurrect a conversation with a teenager. You have to be there the first time around. And you can't really put off loving on your husband like you can put off cleaning out the fridge." Rachel Anne, Home Sanctuary
"I think being a parent was less poignant in the pre-photography era, when their growth was a slow progress from here to there, with no backwards stops, no souvenirs from some soft-faced baby time." Beck from Frog and Toad are Still Friends
From Jules at Everyday Mommy, in response to Chili's blogging meme:
4. Has the focus of your blog changed since you started blogging? How?
It’s gone from being just a family bulletin board to Tupperware for my brain.
"I’m even more grateful for yet another lesson in humility and how quickly these “I’ll nevers” are getting blown away, causing yet another dose of empathy and compassion to grow for the mothers around me." Laura, at Here and Now
On buying her first "old-lady" swimsuit:
"I'm at the age where many of my friends have declared, I don't wear bathing suits in public anymore. I hate to say that I've sort of scoffed at the attitude. My kids are young enough that I really need to join them in their summer activities." Rachelle at Seek First His Kingdom
"As parents, it is so easy to bend to the temptation of making the road smooth for our children. We do not want them to suffer pain. We want their lives to be easy and happy. It hurts us to see them hurting. Unfortunately, making things as smooth as possible for our children does not lead to their happiness as adults; it leads to adults who cannot cope with the realities of rules and responsibilities and adults who have no compassion for the needs of others." Lauren at Baseballs and Bows
"I don't know about you, but my mama taught me not to dilly-dally in the absolutes. You don't say things like never or always because you just don't know what the future might hold." Lindsey at Enjoy the Journey