1. Babies never manage to be in their arms as long as they want.
2. Older toddlers never manage to beg for as much attention to themselves as they want.
3. Teenagers never manage to win as much free space as they want.
4. Parents are never able to carve out as much time for themselves as they want.
The inevitability of advice
1. When you are pregnant, everyone around you gives you advice.
2. After you have a little man, everyone around gives you advice.
3. When your baby becomes a teenager, everyone around you again gives you advice, and above all - your grown-up child himself.
4. When your teenager "leaves his native nest", everyone around you again loads you with advice.
5. When you become a grandfather or grandmother, you have no choice but to give your children all the good advice you have heard in life.
Curious promotion of argumentation
1. At three years old they ask: "Why?"
2. At age seven, they ask, "Why not?"
3. At the age of twelve, they ask: "Are you kidding?"
4. At thirteen years old, they say: "Stop punching my brains!"
5. After that, everything starts to roll steeply downhill - as in a downhill.
1. A baby in a stroller will want to get out of there.
2. A kid in a "kangaroo" backpack will want to walk with his feet.
3. A child who is firmly on his feet will demand to be carried.
4. A child on a tricycle will dream of riding a two-wheeled bike.
5. A teenager on a ten-speed bike will dream about your car.
6. The teenager in your car will want to change into a sports car.
Trouble with denials
1. Your stomp kid says "No."
2. Your first grader says: "I won't think about it, Jose."
3. Your ten-year-old says, "Forget it."
4. Your teenager no longer speaks your language.
The theory of relativity as applied to humor
1. Your baby laughs as soon as you tickle him.
2. Your kindergarten child laughs at all your jokes.
3. Your student laughs at some of your jokes.
4. Your teenager moans at all your jokes.
5. You laugh when you hear your matured daughter tell the same jokes to her child.
1. Wherever you hide cookies, your kids will dig them up.
2. Wherever you hide your set of Playboy magazines, your teens will dig it up.
Wherever you hide your liquor, your cleaning lady will find it.
Thanks, but no thanks
1. Preschoolers are unable to say thank you.
2. Children forget about it.
3. Teens are incapable of appreciating anything you do.