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“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. —Denis Waitley

Teesdale, UK 2012

A person’s a person, no matter how small”.Dr. Seuss

Ryhope Water Pump, 2012

Never have more children than you have car windows. — Erma Bombeck

Staithes, UK 2013

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

Folkestone, UK, 2014

Play is the royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Cal & new friend, Washington Wildfowl trust,UK 2015

You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket”. Lish McBride

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2016

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. —George Santanaya

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields, UK 2016

Kids, They Dance Before They Learn There Is Anything That Isn’t Music“. —William Stafford 

Sunderland Diwali Festival UK, 2017

A child who loves animals is an adult who has compassion for people Toni Payne 

Beamish, UK 2018

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Malina, Poland, 2017

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful. –Kailash Satyarthi 

Liddy, South Shields, UK 2018

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.Hodding Carter

Livvy, Northumberland Zoo, 2019

Stay tooned for whatever comes next 🙂

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66 comments on “Kids

  1. richlakin says:

    That’s great. PJ O’Rourke is always quotable…

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  2. Kids, my favorite subject. These are wonderful photos capturing the joy and innocence of childhood Fraggle. And I love that a McBride quote.🤗

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  3. raistlin0903 says:

    My God, you have really outdone yourself with this post, and these pictures. Wonderful quotes and amazing pictures…don’t even have a favorite, they are splendid😊

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  4. beetleypete says:

    Another corker in a wonderful series, FR. Top notch!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete! Glad you’re enjoying them. 😊

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  5. Jennie says:

    I. LOVE. THIS!

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    1. 😃 thanks Jennie!

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      1. Jennie says:

        You are very welcome! Reblogging tomorrow or Tuesday!!

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          1. Jennie says:

            How can I not? I’m a preschool teacher, and these are among the best quotes and photos about children. 😀

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          2. Sp glad you like them 🙂

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  6. CE Scott says:

    Despite being cynical about the elevation of children-having in our culture ( 😀 ) …I love this CJ!…this series is great. You have a way capturing things that conveys something … real..

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    1. Aw thanks missis. 😘

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  7. Mary Smith says:

    My favourite photo is the little Indian girl dancing with such concentration.

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    1. She was a little cutie 🙂 thanks Mary.

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  8. Don Ostertag says:

    Another 5 star post, Fraggle. You really made my day on that one. Gosh, how I miss my kids and grandkids. Sure I communicate with them all the time, but I really want to hug them and hold them tight.

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    1. Yes I know that feeling, stay strong Don.

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  9. Beck says:

    This makes me want to cry 😭.
    Beautiful!

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    1. Oh no, don’t cry! It’s a happy post!!

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      1. Beck says:

        I know! It is… but kids have a way of stealing your heart and running away with it. My oldest is almost 16. She’s in that phase where she hates me… 😢. We will get through it! 😀

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          1. Beck says:

            Good to know. I guess I need to gear up!

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  10. Ah, Dr. Seuss! Always quotable 🙂

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  11. Eddy Winko says:

    Another corker Frags, I’ll be revisiting some of them quotes, you must have a secret source of classics as they all hit the mark 🙂

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  12. …are the future.

    Happy International Day of Peace, Jane.

    🕊✌🏼☮

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  13. April Munday says:

    Lovely photos and quotes. A great start to the day.

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  14. Lovely combinations of photographs and quotations

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    1. Thanks Derrick 🙂

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  15. Mae Clair says:

    These are wonderful, and brought back so many memories of my own childhood. A fabulous post.
    And that last quote gave me goose bumps—in a good way! 🙂

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  16. The impending battle at the Roman fort made me smile!! 😃 Hope the little guys prevailed!

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    1. Love the two girls faces on the left and all their hair sticking out under the helmets! Cheers ToC.

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  17. These photo/quotables posts of yours always make me feel better.

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    1. Nice to know 😊 cheers Cindy.

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  18. O! How happy you have made my heart ❤️ wonderful post, as always 🙂

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      1. Jennie says:

        My pleasure, FR. 🙂

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  19. petespringerauthor says:

    As a retired teacher, many of these quotes hit home for me. The thing I like best about children is their unfiltered and unbridled joy. I’ve always maintained that adults should take a lesson from kids in watching how they make up with each other. There is no such thing as carrying a grudge when it comes to young children. They can move past just about any problem because they just want to be friends again.

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    1. So true, thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, teaching kids must be one of the best jobs you can have.

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  20. Oh so wonderful! 🙂 Sharing…

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  21. RITU RAMDEV says:

    The quotes are so valid…found each one so profound. The pictures are great too👍thanx for putting them together.

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  22. Nice quote from PJ, always a funny writer and that quote rings true…

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  23. Delightful images. And I particularly enjoyed the quote by Erma Bombeck.

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  24. I loved the photos and the quotes in equal measure! What a delightful way to end my work day.

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    1. Thanks for visiting!

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  25. gapmuse says:

    Couldn’t agree more! 🙌🏾

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  26. Francis.R. says:

    In an Amazon product, a relaxation tube worth tens of thousands of dollars, where people immerse in a liquid and they can get isolated from the outside. There was somebody that reviewed it saying he got if for his children (of course he was trolling), because children in general “are noise, spit in the floor, and curse a lot,” so he got it to have a respite from them, The children in your chronicles are very tender, fragglerocking. I was a headache when I had their age xD

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    1. I think we all were at some point!

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  27. Pamo says:

    Beautiful photos and phenomenal quotes to accompany. Very uplifting!

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  28. steviegill says:

    “Never have more children than you have car windows”. We don’t have a car, so I guess that’s why we don’t have kids! Another lovely curation of pics.

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    1. 🤣🤣 cheers Steve!

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