Sweet Shore

Here are some profound thoughts from children:

How old should you be to get married?

“Eighty-four, because at that age, you don’t have to work anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other in your bedroom.” -Judy, 8

Is it better to be married or single?

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them.” Lynette, 9

On love in general:

“If you want to be loved by somebody who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful.” Jeanne, 8

“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” Randy, 8

On Family:

“When your mother is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” it’s best not to answer her.  Megham, age 13

“You should never laugh at your dad if he’s mad or screaming at you.” Jogn, age 12

“Even today, watching baseball with your grandpa is still a great American pastime.” Erin, age 13

“You should never pick on your sister when she has a baseball bat in her hands.” Joel, age 12

“It’s no fun to stay up all night if your parents don’t care.” Carrie, age 15

“You can’t play sick and then expect your mom to let you go to the mall after school.” Wendy, age 14

Deep Thoughts from kids ages 4-15:

“Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for that part about letting just any old yokel vote.” –Age 10

“As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you’ll have a couple of days saved up.” –Age 7

“If we could just get everyone to close his or her eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started.” –Age 15

And finally, some thought-provoking quotes from children about God:

One four-year old prayed: “And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”

‘Dear God, I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday.” — Margret

“Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?” — Neil

And this one says it all:

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible; Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task–but, he just couldn’t remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.’