Jennifer at Chaos 2 Peace asked me to be a part of her Makeover Monday series. I wrote a post a year ago regarding watching my actions around my children. As I have witnessed both my words and actions being mimicked, I realized the importance of watching my words and actions around my girls. It’s an area that needs a constant makeover. I am thankful for God’s grace and forgiveness in my shortcomings!
I watch my three-year-old (now four-year-old) love her teddy bear. She rocks, cuddles, and sings to him. She tells him stories and speaks tenderly to him. She will chat with him for two hours in her bedroom at naptime. She even throws him birthday parties (lots of friends attending…lots of singing) and invites him along on all her adventures.
She shows the love to her little sister too. She reads her books, shares her toys, holds her hand, teaches her manners, and brings her into her imaginative world.
It warms my heart to see that she is learning to nurture and love.
She also scolds, raises her voice, yells, gets frustrated, and shows impatience.
The lines I say to her are repeated to Teddy Bear or little sis. I can hear my tone and frustration level. She mimics my reactions and words.
“Actions speak louder than words.” You hear it all the time, but I don’t think I fully understood until I had children. They pick up on everything. The good and the bad.
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