Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Little Eyes are Watching
Oh, how I hate that old saying, "Children learn more from what it caught than taught." Way too convicting.
When my oldest (now 22) was a toddler, I was trying to buckle those irritatingly stiff little buckles on her Sunday pantent-leather shoes. Being in a hurry & having trouble w/stiff little buckles is never a good combo.
The week before we were going through the same routine & while I was trying to get those buckles to work, I was scowling and muttering "crud, crud, crud" under my breath ~ and most likely, through grit teeth. The next Sunday, I noticed that while repeating the routine, she was scowling and was softly saying something while I was fighting w/those buckles again. As I listened closely I could hear her saying, "cwud, cwud, cwud!"
I could feel the blood draining from my face. :-/
It was one of those "OK, Lord, I hear you" moments. Am I alone here?
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><