Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's My Blog and I'll Brag If I Want To

It's so important for our children to hear us brag on them to others. Too often, I'm afraid, what they hear is us moms commiserating with each other over how hard, or tiring, or frustrating parenthood is. What must that do to their little hearts?

Instead, I challenge you to stop and think about what your little ones are hearing you say regarding being a mommy and make it a point to let them hear you praise them and talk about the good things being a parent brings. We ALL love to be bragged on and praised by others, no matter how old we are. It just makes our hearts smile, so let's do that for our little ones.

I have a quote that I just love. It says, ""Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character". -Hosea Ballou

What a powerful statement!

Now, for my brag...

Tuesday night Sweetie and I stayed up much later than we should, say... 2:00 am! So naturally we weren't up at the crack of dawn the next morning. 9:15 was the best we could do. When we got up the house was quiet and I thought, "Oh good. The kids are still asleep and don't know what a lazy daisy I am this morning". Ha!

Upon walking past Baby Girl's bedroom door I had to stop and come back. There sat all four kiddos... dressed, teeth brushed, beds made, and they were all working on their math! Holy moly! Can you say PROUD! We were speechless, and so proud!

Now, if we could just teach them to make breakfast and serve it to us in bed we'd be all set!

1 comment:

Marsha said...

That is AWESOME!!! Definitely deserves several brags!