Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the evening rituals

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit.  No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child.  He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.  ~Pearl S. Buck
I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
-- Anais Nin
Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance -Milton R Saperstein  


Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. -Elizabeth II
Ms. Moon said...

This is my favorite, favorite of all your posts. I can't help it. That picture of Mr. Curry and Ever...
Be still my heart.
You are all so gorgeous. Family.

Maggie May said...

xoxox ms. moon.

Allison the Meep said...

Mr. Curry + Ever picture = best photo ever. Her little pouty face and his pink apron are the greatest combo!

Darcy said...

i want to hug this post.

clearness said...

I love the photo of Ever and Lola. The one where Lola is holding Ever above the bathroom sink area. Looks like love.

Jane Lancaster said...

Awwww adorable! I start nannying a seven month old a few hours a week this Saturday! this makes me itch to begin..

6512 and growing said...

Love the photos and quotes. That baby girl's got a lot of love to go around.

Rashel said...

you're so awesome. ever's booty is delicious.

Loredana said...

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

I will keep that quote close to me forever because it is so VERY true!! They not only make you forget occasionally but mostly of all the past things you thought were important.

Thank you for this beautiful post!

Jeanne said...

Give those butt-cheeks a pinch for me.

Maggie May said...

Pinch!!!

Maggie May said...

Darcy I'd love a hug

yolanda said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

Vashti said...

Mr Curry in an apron holding a rolly yummy Ever= AMAZING!

Annie said...

Hi Maggie,
I love the quotes, especially this one: "Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance-" I feel like I've earned a D lately. Maybe I should stop grading myself, and just live, better every day.

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