Top Ten Quotes about Kids


As my week of kid focused blogs come to an end, I thought it would be fun to share my top ten quotes about children. Enjoy!

10) “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

 9) “I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don’t cry over the one person who doesn’t.” – Bill Cosby

 8) “Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, ‘A house guest,’ you’re wrong because I have just described my kids.” – Erma Bombeck

 7) “I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.” – Dave Barry

 6) “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” – Fred Astaire

 5) “I’ve never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded.” – Michael J. Fox

 4) “Children are the death of net worth.” – My dad

 3) “Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.” – Chris Rock

 2) “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” – Phyllis Diller

 1) “When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.” – Johnny Depp

What is your favorite quote about kids? Did I miss any good ones?


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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.

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