What a boring and depressing world this would be without children! Just think, there would be no need for lollipops, cotton candy or licorice. Ponies would be out of work. Amusement parks with carousels would be obsolete. Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny would have to retire. And nobody would care when a baby robin fell out of its nest.
Infectious giggles would never be heard, and "peek-a-boo" would disappear from the English language. If there were no children, who would make grandparents smile, who would play pat-a-cake, and who would try to whistle with crackers in his mouth? Balloons would never pop, milk would rarely spill, and sticky hands from chocolate bars would be a thing of the past.
Without children there would be no use for toy trains, dolls that walk and talk, or Jack-in-the-Box. Barney the Purple Dinosaur would have no one to hug, and Kermit the Frog would just turn green and die. Caterpillars wouldn't get stroked, and turtles would never get to sleep in the house. All in all, life would be a real drag.
Let's face it, children are the essence of life. They are joy and love personified.
On Raising Children
I love my life! Thank you, Lord for these precious children.
And let God bless all who fear God— bless the small, bless the great.
Oh, let God enlarge your families— giving growth to you,
growth to your children. May you be blessed by God,
by God, who made heaven and earth.