When these girls are testing me, trying me and challenging me (Did I type that here? Because they never test me or challenge me, right? At least not the little one!), I’ve got to remember something, they are what they see demonstrated to them. <- You are welcome for the run-on sentence:)
We need to live the Golden Rule. I need to treat them how I want to be treated. Of course, there are some exceptions. I’m responsible for teaching them a couple things, and well, they will teach me some. I hope they never count to three for me, but treating them right is so important.
Because one day, they will be taking care of me. Maybe not my caregiver, but they will helping make sure that we get the best care we need. They will be our future. They are our future. They will be potentially making plans for us and helping us when we grow old (in a long, long, long time!). But I hope and pray that they will be there for us in the distant, long, far off future.
So when I get all crazy mom on them (again, hypothetically speaking here), I have to remember to take a step back and remind myself that it’s my job right now to take care of them. To teach them. To show them how to treat others. So in the future, and even now, they will treat others as they want to be treated.
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