What Do They See?
When my nieces and nephews were younger I had the ultimate privilege of hanging out with them on many occasions. Sometimes just because and other times when care was needed.
I remember one particular time when my youngest niece was 3. Everyone else was at out of town basketball tournaments so I got to spend the day with her. Church was on my agenda so off we went. We climbed to the very top row at Hosanna (her choice) and she was taking it all in. She couldn't stop smiling during the worship music. It's good to be 3. At one point, I looked down to find her arms folded across her chest while patting her hands to the beat of the music. I was doing the exact same thing.
After church we went to a restaurant for dinner. Water glasses came and I started chewing on the little ice cubes. In no time, she was also chewing on ice cubes. Quickly I had to change my tune. I didn't want her chewing on ice so I had to make an effort to model a healthier choice.
Kids watch our every move, don't they? It may not seem that way but they do. Not just kids, but co workers, siblings, friends too. What will they see? What will they hear?
Do you say nice things to yourself or do you verbally express your displeasure with how you look?
Do you come home to a healthy snack or do you crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine?
Do you make exercise a priority or does that happen only if there's time in between driving kids here and there?
My sister and I used to run marathons. Many hours were spent on long training runs and 5K races. She had to fit in her runs around the activities of 4 kids. But she fit them in. Her hubby always brought the kids to watch our races. This past October, her oldest daughter ran a half marathon. Like mother like daughter.
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