My kids are watching! Your kids are too!
A sweet example that kids imitate their parents. My kids are watching me. Listening to me. Learning from me. Imitating me. They do what I do. They say what I say. They behave like I behave.
For the past few days, I have been really trying to squeeze in some reading time. I have so many wonderful books! I decided to start reading The Blessed Life, by Robert Morris and combine it with a weekly Sunday podcast, The Blessed Life, presented by Staci Wallace.
Look at the lovely stack of books that I have! Ready to go. Ready for me to read. 😀 I took this pic several hours before I saw the facebook post from Staci about The Blessed Life weekly podcast.
So, I picked The Blessed Life! I grabbed my two pair of glasses. Determined and happy I made a decision to start reading one of my books! I woke up at 6 am, grabbed a cup of java and started reading. I teared up a lot in the first chapter. It is interesting to feel emotions from reading. I’m not a big reader because it takes me so long to read. Often I read out loud to help me get through the pages. Often I forget I’m reading and I reread the same paragraph several times over. However, I finished this first chapter like a champ! In fact writing about it now just confirmed that 6am is the absolutely best time for me to read. 😀
OK, back to why I wanted to share this story in the first place. My kids are watching me! This evening after Julianna took her bath and was all comfy and warm… she found a pair of reading glasses in my desk drawer, put them on , jumped up in the spot where I have been trying to read chapter 2 in my book for the past two days, grabbed a book from my favorite stack and proceeded to read. She picked the glasses, the chair, the book, the everything!
I went and sat in front of her… to hear her read her book. She reads out loud too! She was telling a story about Goldilocks and the three bears. I used my husbands phone that was on the night stand to take a pic. I did it fast, I didn’t want to interrupt her… I just wanted to capture the moment. So she read to me until Mariella started screaming in the bathtub that she needed me. lol such is the life of a super mom of 3!
Meet Julianna, my baby of three. She is Unstoppable!
The end result? I’m glad I am a good natured optimistic explorer! I’m a decent mom, a patient mom, and a genuinely happy person. I waited my whole life to be where I am right now. The days ahead will most certainly be the best days of my life!
Thank you for reading,
enjoy your day today and everyday!