Precious Memories Of Baby

by : Sophia Ton

Babies bring to mind many precious memories from men and women of all ages. Here are many memories captured in quotes from people you may recognize and see your self – and your baby – reflected in, in some small ways.

"It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money." - Elinor Goulding Smith

"When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels." -Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." ~Carl Sandburg

"Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time." - P.J. O'Rourke

"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going." - P.J. O'Rourke

"Every baby needs a lap." - Henry Robin

"A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother." - Mark Twain

"Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out." - Matthew Broderick

"Babies are such a nice way to start people." - Don Herrold

"Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults." - Richard Armour

"If you were to open up a baby's head - and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should - you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland." ~Dave Barry

"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty." - George Eliot Romola

Savor your own sayings!