by Bill Cosby

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take
from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not
extend to God's kids.  After creating heaven and
earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing
he said was

"Don't what?" Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.

"Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey,
Eve...we got forbidden fruit!"

"No way!"

"Yes, way!"

"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.


"Because I am your Father and I said so!" said God,
wondering why he hadn't stopped after making the

A few minutes later God saw his kids having an apple
break and was angry.

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" the
First Parent asked.

"Uh huh, " Adam replied.

"Then why did you?"

"I dunno" Eve answered.
"She started it!" Adam said.

"Did not!"

"Did too!"


Having had it with the two of them, God's
punishment was that Adam and Eve should have
children of their own.

Thus, the pattern was set and it has never
changed. But there is reassurance in this story.
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to
give them wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't
be hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling
children, what makes you think it would be a piece
of cake for you?
Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension
and you get a headache, do what it says on the
aspirin bottle: Take two and keep away from children