It’s so easy to remind ourselves of this when they are doing something fun, funny or highly intelligent 😉 harder when they aren’t listening, or give you a nice smart a$$ remark back to your request of them.
“I’m going to count to 5… 1…. 2….” then the child says “3, 4, and what do you want” lol yes have to laugh cause otherwise, we’ll we’d cry haha! They are so much like us as kids its hilarious. All the things I can remember my parents saying to me, yup man I can’t believe it they were right 😉 hehe
They totally do learn from watching our example and doing. So many times I can hear them playing mommy and daddy or them being so proud to get to do something with mommy or daddy. Cars even went on to me about how I am special, but daddy is soooo much more special because he can make things (he doesn’t quite get that I made HIM lol).
This past weekend we did some rearranging. I have a usable office now – yeah! Which the kids know is off limits, I have a safe space for my photography equipment (they also know never to touch) and the kids now have a very usable computer desk in the main part of our house. The 4 year old is becoming a whiz on this thing. Of course we have it set up so that they can only get to their part of the computer – Cars watched very closely as I put in mine and Jaz’s password to update the virus protection and quizzed me why we had one and they didn’t 😉 Sunday morning hubby and I both slept in… I could hear around 830 the kids got up (they are starting to sleep in!) And were doing what they typically do, get a Sunday morning breakfast snack and watch cartoons, except this Sunday it wasn’t the tv they had on, no it was the computer, they were playing games on playhouse disney. The lil man is SO proud to make his own PB sandwich and the miss loves on sundays getting her own yogurt and fruit!
Sometimes we get wrapped up in “telling” our kids what to do, when all we need to do is “show” them. When they see what we do around the house or picking up in the yard they are more than happy to do it, especially when we throw the twist at “work” by making it a game! Its one thing to tell the kids to put away their laundry, its totally different when we do it together, without asking they join in and want to help! 😉