2.10.2010

a bit of advice

"Mothers from miles around worried about Zuckerman's swing. They feared some child would fall off. But no child ever did. Children almost always hang onto things tighter than their parents think they will."

--E.B. White, Charlotte's Web


Isn't that the truth?

Sometimes good parenting advice pops up where I least expected it--

such a good reminder to let my kids be kids.

7 comments:

joeandkris513 said...

My favorite children's book! Just popping in to say Hi and thank you for your thoughts on here. =)

Diane said...

I have a soft spot for this book! Eerie, because I *just* posted and referenced this book!

Wonderful advice too ;)

Danielle said...

We just watched this movie tonight!

Love E.B. White! Good reminder!

Moon Mommy said...

simply a great post, and a great way of saying our children do love us more than we think they do (or at least more than they act like at times :-) Your blog is beautiful!

Kelley said...

Amen. And when they're adults, let 'em be adults, too.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

As many times as I've read Charlotte's Web I'm amazed that I've never taken notice of those wise words. Yes, with two active boys I must remember them.

Denise said...

darling. a very good reminder. and a reminder for me to not hold too tightly to my children (as i often do).