Monday, October 22, 2012

I am my Child's Inner Voice

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I have come to the frightening conclusion
that I am the decisive element. 
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather. 
I possess tremendous power 
to make life miserable or joyous.
 I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, 
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. 
In all situations, it is my response that decides…
~ Goethe
We were all at the pool today and the kids were entertaining themselves by imitating Jerry and I, by saying things that we have said.  It was a real eye opener! I was shocked with the things that they said to portray me!  Small comments I don't even remember saying... Everything they said was said in a joking manner just to tease me with myself.

I would say, "Oh! I don't say that!" They would both look at me with that look...that oh YES you did say this, Mum look.

Things like:
(YES, that IS the first one they said!)
You're Beautiful.
Let's talk about it.
You can tell me anything.
You love me so much!
I'm going to kiss your whole face!
I want to be with you to talk.
You are always learning!
Come over here and hang with me.

Wanna talk?

Well, not perfect, but *smile* I'm glad to know that they don't have the same messages in their heads that I do!

I wanted to write more here, but I have writers block on this subject.
Maybe I'll come back and add to it...


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  1. We role played a while back with my nieces and their honesty was quite interesting. Apparently I often answer requests with a no and my husband with a yes, ha-ha! :) Danica

    1. OH! I meant to say that!
      Because I'm the "YES" person and my husband is the "NO" person.
      HEY, it's good to have balance! LOL

  2. LOL. I don't want to know what my kids would say that I say.


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