"The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives."
"We give our children happiness that we might witness their capacity for it."
"It is a requirement of happiness that it have no foreseeable end. It comes upon us in a moment so perfect in the present that it overwhelms our sense of the future and suspends us in time."
"What a snapshot is to our lives, our lives are to eternity, and just as we capture in a snapshot a face forever smiling, we can capture in our lives a light forever shining."
"By the time a child acquires the ability to reason, he has become totally acquainted with the benefits of not doing so."
"The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher."
"I don't know that a mom counts her chickens before they're hatched, but I know that long after they're hatched, she lies awake every night, counting them one by one as she hears them at the door latch."
"The backyard clamor became so great that we packed all four kids off to camp -- before we remembered we only have three kids."
-- Robert Brault