This saying lived on our refrigerator for years. In fact, I got so used to reading it that I forgot about it until a few weeks ago my oldest son posted this picture of his Facebook wall with a “thanks mom.” I was deeply surprised and very touched. It wasn’t a proper magnet but the front of a card I glued magnet strip and after seven years it was a little tatty. I posted it on our frig when we lived in the crack shack and I was working towards becoming optimistic and changing my brain chemistry via body work and talk therapy. I didn’t realize my son was paying any attention to the inspirational stuff on the frig. Sure he wrote bizarre and random poetry with the poetry magnets but it never occurred to me he was reading my inspirational messages.
I always thought that old saying: “Be careful with your words and actions because your children are watching.” didn’t apply to my kids. They are both like their mom and have deep inner lives. (aka they live in their heads) Besides, I’m just mom and not terribly smart nor am I extremely interesting when you are a thirteen year old boy.
Wow. It’s a good thing I managed to get my act together because those little monsters were watching me.