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The Wisdom Of Children

Updated on June 26, 2014

As Children View The World They Live In

Have you ever considered the vast wisdom in the innocence of a child's thoughts?

At sixty-two years old, I realize I have been raising children, in some semblance, for fifty-two years. That is a long time!

When I look back over the years, I see their beautiful faces filled with wonder and love and it makes me smile.

Then I remember their sense of humor as they learn about the world around them and I laugh out loud!

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Come Walk With Me

Along The Lane Of My Memories

In 1960, I was offered my first baby sitting job at the age of ten. By the time I was thirteen, I babysat every night of the week, except for Sunday. Sunday, I reserved for choir practice and church.

I have been a Mom for thirty-five years. I raised my own two children, finished raising my husband's two, worked six years as a foster mother, adopted a foster daughter, and cared for my nine year old granddaughter, from the age of seven weeks until she was off to kindergarten, while my daughter worked.

But it has been more than just the work of tending to a child's needs. So much time with children has afforded me a great deal of knowledge, derived from their quick minds and the wonderful way they look at the world! How lucky I have been to have shared the experience of childhood with so many!

Come, now, down the lane of my memories and laugh with me at the wisdom of some of the children who have walked with me.

The Little Philosopher

At the age of five, Matthew always had his own way of philosophizing about the world around him. While driving home one night, he began to talk over many things passing through his young mind. One of the comments he made really stayed with me. He said, "When monsters and stuff and bad guys are chasing you, just fly up to Heaven. But you have to watch out for lightening. God will protect you. I always want God on my team!"

Upon returning from the barber shop with Grampa, who, by this time, was bald with exception to the sides and back, I ask Matthew how Grampa's haircut went. Matthew, now seven years old, replied, "Grampa got a really cool haircut. You know, Gramma, like a bowl haircut, only half a bowl."

Our grandson, Matthew's, philosophy on his fourth birthday:

"When I grow five, I'm gonna be REALLY OLD!"

Matthew's birthday is just three days before Grampa's, so we were at a restaurant celebrating their special days together. When their desserts, complete with a candle, arrived, the waitress ask Matthew his age. He answered, five, and then Grampa looked up and said he was "5--0." Matthew thought a minute, looking up at Grampa. Then he said to the waitress, "We are the same age 'cause zeros don't count."

Princess Devin

Our little granddaughter, Devin, is a quick thinker, too. One afternoon, when she was three, Devin was out in the garden with her daddy. He had been working all afternoon on a Butterfly Garden for her, weeding and putting in new plants. She, of course, had gotten dirty, too. Suddenly, she looked at herself and exclaimed, "Daddy, Mommie is really gonna be mad when she sees how dirty you 'let' me get!"

In Preston's Eyes

While standing in line for checkout one evening, my daughter noticed Preston looking up at a girl in the next line. Her short hair was dyed bright red with a yellow Mohawk streak down the middle, from the front to the back. Preston just kept staring. All of a sudden he exclaimed in a loud voice, "OH! A Chicken!!"

"Hey, Baby!"

Devin, at the age of two, was quickly discovering the world of words. You get so excited as they are finally able to speak simple words. One day, I decided to take her out for lunch to a nice restaurant, just the two of us. As we sat waiting for our food to arrive, a gentleman, about my age, passed our table. As he did so, to my total humiliation, Devin, in a very loud, clear voice said to him, "Hey, Baby!"

When Devin was two years old, we spent every morning together, five days a week. It was so much fun to watch her reactions to the little things in her realm. One morning, while I was dressing, Devin stepped into my white bedroom slippers she found on the bathroom floor. Looking down at her feet, she exclaimed, "Yook, I yook yike Mickey Mouse!"

Boys Are The Daddies!

My son ask one day, while in the car with his sister and me, how babies were born. I proceeded to explain in terms he would understand. He took the information quite well and was pleased to have this new knowledge. That was until his sister, in her infinite, 8 year old wisdom, said, "Sometimes the baby won't come out so the doctor has to do a Caesarian. And that means they cut the Mommie's stomach open." Poor Chad sat bolt upright and exclaimed, "Nobody's gonna cut my stomach open!" Unfortunately, we both failed to tell him that boys don't have babies!

Grampa's Going On A Trip???

Devin was misbehaving and Grampa called her down. She began to argue with him. Since she was only four, he immediately put on a very stern face and raised his voice slightly, telling her that she must obey him and not talk back. She stood quietly then, without any further argument. A few days later, he wanted to talk to her on the phone and she declined. Once off the phone, I ask her why she wouldn't talk to him. She said, "He used his mean face and I am going to send him to Heaven."

Crocodile Food

While visiting the zoo, we stopped to watch the attendant feed the crocodiles. He threw four whole, raw chickens into the pit but the crocodile paid absolutely no attention, refusing to eat. Disgusted, Matthew, three years old, walked right up to the attendant and said, "Hey! You should have given them chicken McNuggets!" The attendant asked, "Do you think they would like McNuggets better?" Matthew answered easily, "Sure!"

Officer Preston

Our daughter and her husband were in the car with their two boys in the back seat, driving home from church. All of a sudden, they saw flashing lights coming from behind them and began to pull over, wondering what they had done. Once they stopped the car, they looked back, but there was no officer behind them. Instead, in the back seat, two year old, Preston's, new Thomas The Train shoe lights were flashing off and on.

A Special Moment

Little Stephanie was one of our first foster daughters, coming into our home at the age of six. Life had been difficult for her and her older sister, Ashleigh, and I wanted them to have some of the things they had missed along the way. One Sunday morning, as I dressed Stephanie for church, I opened a box of new, black paten leather shoes. Once she was dressed, she walked over to the full length mirror to see the results. She stood there staring at her reflection and then down at her shoes. She turned her foot this way and that, smiled her biggest smile, and exclaimed in her sweet, Central Floridian drawl, "They shore are shinny!"

(The girls were adopted in 2002 and have a wonderful home.)

The Eyes Of The Beholder

On Christmas morning, three year old, Branson, opened a gift containing a new T-shirt which had an inscription on both the front and the back. As he held it up to himself, against his chest, his mother ask him to turn it around so that she could read the back. So, Branson turned himself around with his back to her, still holding the T-shirt against his chest.

Prima Donna

I took Devin to lunch at Red Lobster, one of her favorite places. When the waitress arrived, Devin immediately began to place her order. "Hello. I will have chicken tenders with honey mustard. And would you please bring me a side order of French fries, too." The waitress then ask what she would like to drink. "Chocolate Milk, Please." Without a breath or asking me, she continued, "And my Gramma will have salmon, cooked with nothing on it, and mashed potatoes and broccoli. We are going to share the Broccoli." Then the waitress ask her what her Gramma would like to drink. "Oh, my Gramma will have water." "Would your Gramma like lemon in her water?" "Oh, No, my Gramma wouldn't like lemon in her water. That would be yucky!" The waitress asked, "Just how old are you, sweetie?" "I am four years old." "Well, you are adorable." Devin replied, "Thank you very much. And you are Very Cute!" We have a waitress for life!

While Devin, now five, was watching The Little Mermaid with one of her Mommies' friends recently, Cinderella's Castle was pictured on the screen. To make small talk, the friend asked Devin if she had ever seen Cinderella's Castle. Devin turned to them, placing her small hand on their shoulder, and smugly replied, "No, Sweetie, I had lunch there!"

Gramma's Box But Branson's Treasure

When little Branson was eighteen months old, I sent him a yellow ceramic duck, for his liquid bath soap, with a pump attached to the top. He loved ducks and told everyone, "Ducks say fwack fwack." It was boxed to ship in an old Hummel box with a flip tab closure. When he received it, his mother allowed him to open it, telling Branson, "Look, Gramma sent you a box!", since she was unaware of what was inside. Branson opened the box, using the little flip tab, took out the duck, handed it to my daughter, and re-closed the box and the little tab. For the next week, he proudly carried his new "box" wherever he went! His parents liked the duck.

Papa! Noise!

Early one morning, two year old Devin, who was spending the night with Grampa and I, wanted to climb into bed with us. Since Grampa was still sleeping, I told her to be very quiet and try to go back to sleep. She was very still for some time and I thought she was asleep. When I looked, however, her eyes were open. I ask if she couldn't sleep and all she said was, "Papa! Noise!"

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By the time Devin was twenty-two months old, her favorite movie was "Little Mermaid". Whenever it came to the wedding scene and Ariel and Eric kissed, she always said, "I Love You."

Winn-Dixie Doors

Carlyn, Devin's Mommie, was always very inquisitive. She came to me one day with this question, "Mommie, sit down. I want you to 'splain to me how babies are born. And I don't want you to say 'God does it.' So, I sat down and proceeded to explain in terms best for a five year old to understand. When ask how the baby got out, I explained that the bones automatically opened for the baby and then re-closed once the baby is delivered. I was concerned about this information until she exclaimed, "I know, Mommie! Just like the doors at Winn-Dixie!" Maybe 'automatic' was not the best choice of words?!

My Brother, My Friend

Zachary, our three year old grandson, and I were sitting at the table talking while he ate an orange. I asked if he knew he looked like his daddy. He said, "no." "So," I asked, "you don't think you look like daddy?" "No." I asked him why. "Because, I'm not big enough." "Then, when you're big, you'll look like daddy." "No!" "Then who will you look like?" Zachary sat up very straight and replied, "My brudder, Matthew!"

Pickin' On Grampa Again!

Little Ashleigh was one of my first foster daughters, coming into our home at the age of seven. She and her little sister, Stephanie, were delightful. Ashleigh was the deep thinker of the two and quite observant of her surroundings. One day, as we passed my husband in the garage who was stewing over something that had angered him and was waving his arms in the air, which was customary of his annoyance, Ashleigh made a quiet assessment of the situation. Once we were in the car, she ask what he was mad about. I ask her how she knew he was angry. She exclaimed, "Because he is flappin' his wings again."

(The girls were adopted in 2002 and have a wonderful home.)

Meeting Devin's Approval

One Sunday afternoon, Brad, my daughter, Audrey's, new boyfriend, and Audrey met four year old, Devin, and me at a restaurant for lunch after church. At the appropriate time, Devin said the blessing this way: "God Bless Aunt Audrey's food, God bless Gramma's food, God Bless, uh, God Bless, uh, what is your name again?, God bless Brad's food, and God bless my food. Amen" Then she turned to me, saying, "Gramma, he is a beautiful man!" Audrey and I began to laugh and Brad started blushing. Then, as Brad turned the shade of a tomato, Devin began to sing loudly in a nice little soprano voice, "He is a beautiful man, beautiful man..."

Matthew Strikes Again!

At four years old, our Matthew was very impressed with his Uncle Chad, who was a wrestler in high school. As Chad passed through the kitchen one morning, Matthew turned to me very seriously and said, "Dada doesn't have muscles like Unca Chad because he's fluffy!"

The Practical Joker

When our son, Chad, was seven, he had two older sisters of ten and thirteen. One afternoon, I heard a commotion from the back of the house. When I got down the hall, the girls were in their rooms, which were across the hall from each other. Chad was sitting on the floor in the hallway laughing and laughing. He had taken a rope and tied the doorknobs together, with the rope stretched across the hall. When one tried to open their door, it simply pulled the other shut and the same in reverse. Neither could get out of their rooms. They were livid! I immediately told him to untie the rope and let them out. He agreed to do so and I went back to the kitchen. Ten minutes later, they were still screaming at him so I returned to the bedroom area. The rope was still in place and Chad was still sitting on the floor with his back to me. I began to reprimand him for not minding me and ask him why he had not released the girls. He turned to me with tears streaming down his face and cried, "I'm Afraid To!!"

Wings Of Whispers

by Eugenia S. Hunt

A gift from God,

A baby's smile,

Loaned to us

For just a while.

Our wish for you,

Little Man,

To sleep, protected,

In God's Plan.

Lullabies, soft,

To touch your ear,

Sung by Angels

Standing near.

Wings of Whispers,

Shields of grace,

His smile, forever,

Upon your face!

Photo: Our grandson, Branson, at six months...the poem was written for him when he was born.

What Have I Learned From The Children In My World?

When I was a teenager, the children in my charge, as their sitter, taught me responsibility and understanding of the needs of others. They showed me the quality of love and affection derived from being in their presence. Each gave me pleasure beyond my dreams as I gazed on their faces of total delight in seeing me walk through the door.

My biological children taught me how to love someone else more than my own life and how it feels to have my heart walk around outside of my body for the rest of my life. They have taught me what real worry is when cradling a sick child or in fear for their safety.

Raising step children has brought me to realize yet another step in responsibility. The responsibility of someone else's child weighs even heavier on your shoulders than the responsibility of your own offspring.

Our adopted foster daughter has taught me patience beyond measure. I have learned, through her, the ability to control my anger, leaving it behind quickly. And she has taught me about accepting what I cannot change, saving the guns for the bigger battles.

My foster children have taught me to look forward to the future and the next challenge with enthusiasm and excitement. If they can trust and love us after what the world has dealt them, we can surely tackle whatever lies ahead with ease.

I am so thankful for the children of my world who teach me daily to see it more clearly, deriving the God given beauty of it often lost to adulthood.

Thank you for walking down the lane of my memories with me. May you enjoy your walk as much as I have enjoyed mine.

The Grandparent's Gathering Place Group

 

Welcome Parents Group

 

Who Is Mom To The Zoo?

My Bio

Born in the small town of Pendleton, South Carolina, in 1950, I was the oldest of two, five years my sister's senior. It was a wonderful place to grow up where the entire town raised its children. I was always surrounded by people who loved and looked out for me. I graduated from High School with the same people who were in my kindergarten class. At 58, my childhood friends are still my friends. I feel so fortunate to have known such a childhood.

After college, I worked at Clemson University until May 1972. At that time, I married and lived in Glyfada, 22 miles from Athens, Greece for two years...via USAF. We then moved to North Dakota for another two years before returning to South Carolina.

We divorced after 16 years and two children. I married my best friend two years later and moved to Florida in 1988 and together we have raised my husband's son and daughter and my son and daughter...one federal officer, one pastor's wife, one sixth grade school teacher, and the other, after working for Florida Power and Light since age 19, is now with AT&T. In 1996, I adopted my stepdaughter. We are blessed with four grandsons and one granddaughter.

In 1999, we became foster parents with the Children's Home Society and had a number of children under our roof in the next 5 years. In 2001, we adopted a 13 year old girl, whom we first met at the age of 11, and is now 21. I also have spent more time in a courtroom than I care to think about, fighting for the rights of the children in our care. In 2004, I turned in my license so that I could be a full time Mom to our special needs daughter and keep our infant granddaughter five days a week while her mother was teaching.

Bill, my husband, is a retired USAF Air Traffic Controller. He is now working out of the country, on Ascension Island, with Computer Science Raytheon, as their chief controller, contracted out of Patrick AFB, Florida. This enables him to continue to do the job he loves, air traffic, and aid the military. He flies in and out on furlough and I handle things here at home. I jokingly call myself a Single Married Woman.

Actually, I am a retired Accountant/Credit Manager, now a housewife, where I enjoy writing, singing, piano, and sewing. I have had numerous poems and short stories published and have sung in churches and for church organizations for years, as well as weddings, a couple of variety shows, and even at my daughter's, and later my son's, weddings, one of the hardest things I have EVER done. We are members of a Baptist church where I am a soloist and sing in the choir. I am also a member of the Women's Bible Study Group and work on the Mission's Committee.

And, last but not least, we have two singing dogs. Raven is a thirteen year old Skipperkee/Chow with bucked teeth and attitude and Whisper, our nine pound poodle, who thinks himself a Doberman.

I have been Mom To The Zoo since the morning after our wedding. My friend, Lee, who was staying with our four children and two dogs answered the phone from a sound sleep, "Hunt Zoo, Zookeeper Speaking."

My life has involved many changes and avenues that I would never have dreamed of and has given me challenges that I never thought I was equal to. But, I have found that God has a plan and, if you follow His lead, you can handle anything he puts in your hands. However, you have to first learn to listen to Him. No matter what we want from life, it must come in His time. He has given my husband and me more than we could have began to imagine back in high school and we have found that what we thought was so important for our futures back then was nothing to what we have done so far. At 58, I have learned from our foster children, to look forward to the future and the next challenge with enthusiasm and excitement. If they can trust and love us after what the world has dealt them, we can surely tackle whatever lies ahead with ease. Life is a series of learning experiences and I continue to find life to be both a challenge and a joy which grows with each passing year. I learn more and more about myself with each passing day!

Jeanie

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Tell Me About Your Children And Grandchildren - They Say And Do The Most Amazing Things!

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      This lens is a lot of fun, so many little stories with are so great to read... you add so much I couldn't recognize it.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 5 years ago

      @Winter52 LM: Glad you enjoyed...definitely, keep a record...I love it when they start to talk! And their view of the world is fresh and honest! :)

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      Your little stories are just priceless. I wrote down several stories that my own two came up with, but never thought of building a lens around them. I'm definitely going to try to record everything that Sofie says when she is born. Will have to teach her how to skype the minute she is old enough lol! Weekly chats with nanna :)

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 6 years ago

      @Spook LM: Thank you, Spook, for the Angel Blessing! So glad you enjoyed my kids!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      What can I say? Blessed by an Angel.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      @OhMe: Thanks, Nancy...I need to update...Devin gives me new material every time I spend time with her! LOL I love the wit of kids!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Pictures of very precious children.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Mr. Traugott, Thank you so very much for the website...I went right in to read it. They have made some excellent points. After I wrote my Foster Teen Parenting, I realized a great deal of that information could be used with our own children as well. And thank you for ordering my book...I am very pleased and do hope you will find something within its pages that will be of interest to you personally.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Enjoyed the Wisdom of Children and looking forward to receiving your book!!!

      I was reading an ineresting Wisdom article on Hubpages:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Imparting-wisdom-to-childr...

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      It's so funny what kids will come up with! I really enjoyed your stories. It reminds me of my son, when he was about 5 or 6, and got curious about where babies come from. I explained, probably much the same way you did above. Later, his Grandma remarked one day that she sure would love to have a little boy like him. Well, he then proceeded to tell her just how she could get one! This was about 30 years ago...and you can imagine how shocked Grandma was! :-)

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: That is hilarious!!! One story I didn't think of when I did this was when Chad found out about the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the birds and bees all in the same year...he was nine. The night he got the info on the birds and bees, my husband's mother was visiting. When he came in from talking to Dad, she ask him how it went. He leaned down, put his arms around her neck and said, "Granny, it sure is gonna be embarrassing on my wedding night!" Kids are great!!!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      Thank you!! I am so glad you enjoyed sharing a little piece of my family with me...kids are the greatest comedians on earth!! My granddaughter, age 5, came in on Christmas morning exclaiming, as she carried some of her Christmas stash, "Gramma, just look at all the presents Santa Claus brought me!!! I have been good!!!" Then thoughtfully, she said, "Well, actually, I haven't been THAT good! I don't know WHY he brought me so many presents!" A great way to start our day!!

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      tarodoug 7 years ago

      This lens is so great! I am all about family as well. You are very blessed to have all that surrounds you. 5* and favorited. Thank you for sharing...

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      @OhMe: Thanks so much Nancy...and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Just popping back to this wonderful lens to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year and to give you one last Squid Angel Blessing before my wings are retired.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      [in reply to momto4] Shannon, so glad you enjoyed the wisdom of the children in my life. Start writing down the things you children say...they will love to hear it over and over when they are grown. It has, many times, been the focal point of conversation at our family dinners now that they have families of their own and they love the stories every time!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      Great lens! My kids are at the age where they are always saying something cute. You're pictures are great!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      Thank you so much Bambi...so glad you enjoyed the philosophy of our children! They are characters!!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Patsy] Thanks so much Patsy! I enjoy writing and I am so glad I inherited this from Aunt Mae. I guess I just wish I had discovered how much I liked it when I was younger. Funny it never really came to mind back when I was writing 22 page letter home to our family! LOL I am definitely enjoying Squidoo. You love to write, too...you should give this a try. I just bet you would really be good at it...and you could include your photography...people would love it!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      "Jeanie, I have just read the Wisdom of Children. I loved the stories. You

      are a terrific writer. How do you do it? I think that your talent is a gift

      from God."

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Esther] Hey, Esther! So glad you enjoyed! And thank you for the sweet compliment!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Jeanie, I really enjoyed this...you are an excellent writer.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to KimGiancaterino] Thank you very much, Kim. I am so glad you enjoyed our children! And thank you so much for the Angel Blessing!!

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      These are wonderful stories! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Phil] Thanks, Phil...so glad you have enjoyed mylens so much!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are great...I not only read them but I have returned from time to time!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      Thanks so much, Sarah...so glad you enjoyed!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      REALLY ENOYED THE LENS. YOU ARE SO TALENTED IN SO MANY WAYS, YOU SURE DON'T HAVE YOUR TALENT HIDDEN UNDER A BUSH. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR MINE. :) LOVE SEEING YOU FRIDAY NIGHT. SARAH

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to LizMac60] Liz...so glad you enjoyed my lens and our children...grandchildren are wonderful...hopefully, you will have stories to share with me soon!!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Tipi] Thanks Susie...I really enjoy our family....always have...I have loved raising a big family and the grandchildren are really the perks!

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely lens. What happiness all those children must bring you. I am yet to become a Grandma, but I look forward to it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a wonderful family and this is a beautiful lens. You are blessed!

      Family is the hub where everything else revolves. (or should)

      I hope you have a great summer,

      Susie

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Jewelsofawe] Thank you, Patricia...I am so very glad you enjoyed sharing my children with me!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Wow! This lens is so well done and very charming!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to henzy] Thank you, Hena...I am so pleased that you have enjoyed the children in my life...they are little characters and I delight in them!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      what a lovely lens. great stories, children really do say some of the most thought provoking things sometimes.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Mountainside-Crochet] Thanks, Patricia...so glad you enjoyed my kids!!!

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      Mountainside-Crochet 8 years ago

      Delightful - I love reading the funny things children say (and mine have said some 'doozies' over the years), especially since children take everything YOU say absolutely literally! Makes for some funny interpretations in their eyes. The pictures you used are so adorable. 5*.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to OhMe] Hey Nancy! Thanks! So glad you enjoyed our children! Devin is on her way her now with Mommie, Carlyn, for lunch! And thank you for placing this lens in our S.C. Group!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to a_willow] Michelle...I am so glad that you enjoyed the philosophy of my children and grandchildren. We have a lot of fun when we all get together....kids are great!! Thank you so much for the angel blessing!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love this lens. Welcome to the South Carolina Group.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      It took me some time to visit this lens (It's been crazy for last couple days!) but once I came, I stayed and enjoyed reading each word. You made me smile, laugh and even brought tears to my eyes! Thank you! Blessed by an Angel!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Joan4] Joan, Hi! So glad you enjoyed my lens...really, I should say my children and grandchildren's lens...they were my inspiration and gave me the material. I had so much fun with this one...glad you did, too! Thank you so much for the blessing!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to aj2008] AJ, I had some of these written down and some I have told and retold for them so many times they are committed to my memory forever. Others, I will never be able to remember. But I had a great time writing this one...I have laughed all over again!! So glad you enjoyed it, too!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      beautiful, delightful, joyful and such a fun read!! Blessed by a very joyful angel!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful. I wonder how many times my children have said such great things to me and I have not written them down and then they are lost fore ever.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to KathyBB07] Kathy, so glad you liked it...and glad they were happy tears. Everyone is really enjoying this lens...it has definitely been fun!!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to puzzlemaker] We have five children and they love to all get together and remember the things they said and did...they never tire of hearing the stories. My oldest daughter, Lynette, said last night she just laughed and laughed as she read my lens. I am so glad everyone is having so much fun with it!!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to sittonbull] I LOVED Art Linkletter's show...my grandmother and I used to watch it when I was growing up. Kids are wonderful...you can learn a lot...especially that zeros don't count...a great idea as I grow older! LOL So glad you enjoyed my lens and the children in my life!

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      KathyBB07 8 years ago

      Super, Jeanie. I laughed and cried, just seeing the children in each situation. The photos are like icing on the cake. Bravo.

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      puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

      I love to hear what kids say and do. 5*'s

      My dd was an early talker and has been a talker ever since. One of the best things I've ever done was write down the funny and interesting things she said along the way. Now that she is 11 yo, she loves to pull out those old papers and laugh at what she said when she was little(er).

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      Hey Jeannie this is another great one. "Through the eyes of a child" is one of the greatest and most meaningful descriptions I can think of for explaining perspective and these examples of yours are hilarious and like Spock in "Star Trek" completely logical! I used to love to watch Art Linkletter's show "Kids say the Darnedest Things!" (that's an r and an n there even tho' it looks like an m!) because you could never predict as an adult what that "logical" perspective of the kid was and they would innocently state the logical which was usually hilarious.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to spirituality] So glad you enjoyed!!! Hopefully, they were happy tears!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to GrowWear] Thank you Mimi...so glad you enjoyed! I am being blessed by Devin's presence today...she is spending the day with me.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      brings tears to my eyes. Blessed :)

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Very nice, Jeanie. I love the wisdom of children. You have been blessed to have had them in your life. Thank you so much for sharing. The photographs are darling!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to A_RovingReporter] Thank you so much for the praise...so glad you enjoyed my lens!! I hope it made you smile!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to chefkeem]Thank you so much for the angel blessing...so glad you enjoyed my lens.

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      A RovingReporter 8 years ago

      Great photos, great stories from a great Mom.*****

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      One of the most joyful ever blessing from this Squid Angel! :-)

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to mbrownauthor] Margaret Ann, thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed it so much. My kids love to get around the dinner table when they are all home and hear the stories of their childhood...we have a great time! And now the grandchildren are adding their legacy to the fun!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens. The children in your life must treasure these stories you've shared. I laughed and I cried. I also love the colors you used with each picture. Fantastic job, and one of the most enjoyable lenses I've seen!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Lauren Kellett] Hey, Glad you enjoyed them...just a little taste of what the kids in this family think! LOL Love ya!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Jeanie those were great!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! Oh my! This is wonderful. A great idea for a lens and such a treasure for your kids and grandkids. Great work! I thoroughly enjoyed and yes, I did smile big.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to Michey] Michey, So glad you were able to derive some valuable information from our family philosopher, Matthew! Aren't kids delightfully original!!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      [in reply to CCGAL] Janelle, I am so glad you enjoyed my lens and the photos of the children of my world. I have had so much fun with them over the years and the moments continue with my grandchildren.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      Teddi, thank you so very much. I am so glad yo enjoyed my meanderings. I will go in right away to see Taylor's lens. I love the question about God's phone number! Aren't kids delightful!!

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      Michey LM 8 years ago

      Wow! I get some gooooood ideas like "0" doesn't count, of course, zero means nothing, he is right.

      This lens is lovely

      Thanks so much

      Michey

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      CCGAL 8 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens very much - the photos are adorable, and the tales are precious. Plus, the lens is visually appealing. 5* for sure.

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      Teddi14 LM 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I will have to come back when I have time to read it completely. I have a lens about my son Taylor. I hope you can visit. Once when he was trying to remember our phone number he asked me, "Mom, what is God's phone number?" Just one of those questions I will always remember him asking. :-) 5*'s for this lens!!