Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sweet Words...

Someone gave us boxes of books the other day, seems as if everyone knows our status as book lovers.

Anyway, I found a little books among the others called How Shall I Tell My Child? by Mrs. Woodallen Chapman It was published in 1912. And, can you believe it, it's tells you word for word what to say to your child to explain the birds and the bees.

I really enjoyed this little excerpt, I think you will too.

"There's another reason why there must be fathers as well as mothers. You see, while the mother is carrying the baby in the little nest, and eating and breathing for him, and taking all possible care of herself that he may be well and strong, she couldn't very well be earning the money needed to take care of her and her baby, could she? And that's what father does. He earns the money, he takes special care of mother, for he knows that she is carrying within her body his own precious baby..."

When did things change so radically?


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of what God intends, but how sad that that is frowned upon today. The world says, "You don't need a father. You can do it just fine all by yourself." Thank you for sharing this. I would like to find that book.

M said...

That's awesome. And how blessed we are to have a Daddy ready and willing to work hard to take care of those babies :)

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

That is so nice!! I am going to look around to see if i can find that book. My children are getting to that stage and i am really scared of what to tell them.

The Southern Housewife said...

I often wonder than myself. So sad to look out and see what our world has become. That book sounds like a treasure that would be wonderful to pass down to your children. HOpefully by then, there will be a homemakers uprising and it will be common once again. :) Wishful thinking, huh?

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