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PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Mom used to say, "practice what you preach!'


For me as a teenager I always decoded it to...don't lie!
Now as a Mom myself, practice what you preach means
much more than just lying. I have to be a good example for my
children. If I don't do what I ask of my girls, why should they do
what I ask of them?

DON'T DEMAND WHAT YOU CAN'T GIVE!

When I ask my girls more than one time to do something
I definitely get aggravated. But recalling when I was their
age I did the same thing! As I sit here and type this I am actually
laughing! What is the deal? Why do we as teenagers can't stand
anything that comes out of our parents mouths?

Having flashbacks its all coming back!
Not wanting to be preached at all the time! It seemed like every chance
my Mom got it was always, "don't do this, that or the other"! And as
a daughter I thought, "when do I graduate!" I can only imagine what my girls
are thinking about me! My oldest will be 16 in Jan., and my youngest will be
14 in Nov. and we home school! LOL

I truly try to practice what i teach them. When you are the practicing
preaching Mom, the "pr" in preach becomes "t"! EVERY MOM SHOULD
KNOW THAT! So instead of practicing what we preach, practicing what we
teach! When I am in preach mode, eyes and ears go limp! When I am in
teaching mode, they appear to be more attentive! And again they are focused
to receive their education and move away from all the preaching! OH WELL!

AS LONG AS I GET TO TELL THEM, "WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE KIDS!"
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