Who is watching? or Walking in Daddy’s Shoes

My little girl is a parrot right now.  She is saying anything and everything she hears.  Today she came with Megan to the office and she came up behind me.  I said something that I shouldn’t have said without knowing that she was back there.  She repeated what I said as clearly as I said it, and man, was I embarrassed.

Today when I got home I took off my shoes.  I was ready to be home.  When I came out to the living room Melana had her feet in my shoes and was walking around like she was big stuff.  For Christmas, Melana got a bunch of play food and kitchen stuff.  She walks around in an apron and pushes her grocery kart just like mama.  (Megan does more than just kitchen stuff, but you get the idea. 🙂 )

I’m becoming more and more aware of the fact that my little girl is watching me.  She is imitating the things that I do, and more importantly I am helping to shape her values, morality, and character.  This isn’t a job to be taken lightly.  I’m counseling her every single day, even if I never say a word.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

You know, it’s not just your kids or family that watches you. It’s your neighbor. Your co-worker. The couple in your Sunday School class at church. The kid in your English class. The waitress that waits on you at your favorite restaurant. You would be surprised to know who is watching…who you are counseling…

…maybe even without saying a word.

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