Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Parenting Tip #82 Illustrated Quotations

I found these photos in a drawer that reminded me of something I did with my children 20 years ago (whoa, that seems like a life time ago). My sister, who teaches school, always has her students memorize inspirational sayings. I decided that was a great idea and wanted to post some good sayings around my home to encourage my children to become better individuals. 

I thought it would be fun and help my children internalize these sayings if I had them illustrate the quotation. So I posed my children depicting the quote, took their picture and then made the sayings into small posters. I laminated the posters and hung them in different rooms around the house. It was so fun to do. 

I wonder if my children remember any of the quotes and if they have been an influence in their lives?
Here are some of the sayings:
Fair’s not there-so stop looking for it! (I must have said that to my kids a million times)

Best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen. Health and strength may fail. But what you have committed to your mind is yours forever. Louis LaMour

Great leaders are scarce. So I’m following myself.

Gossip has been well defined as putting two and two together and making five! Pascal

Here are just a few of some other sayings we illustrated:
Multiply yourself by 4 billion, then ask—would the world have peace? anonymous

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern but impossible to enslave. Lord Brougham

It’s a shame to waste all these great photo posters. I wonder if they could benefit my grandchildren. They would love to see their own parents as a child illustrating "Fair's not there”. I think I’ll send some to my children and ask if they want to post them in their homes for awhile.

If any Grandmas are reading my blog, here is a way that YOU can make a difference in your grandchildren’s lives. You could photograph your grandchildren illustrating some of your favorite sayings or scriptures, then make the photos into a small poster and give it to your children to hang in their homes. 

Hey, maybe I can take the same quotation, but take a picture of the grandchildren illustrating it too, and have some then and now posters. Hurray for technology that makes it so easy to preserve memories and make it easy to have a picture be worth a thousand words.

1 comment:

  1. Well, isn't it obvious why Cathy's children are SO wonderful!?!




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