Monday, August 31, 2015

Remember; They Are Watching!

I've been blessed to enjoy a busy and wonderful summer with sweet, rascal boys . . . they have spent most Tuesday nights and Friday nights this summer at our house on sleepover! We have had so much fun!
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Mixed in with all this fun, I've noticed something which has reminded me of something important. First, what I have noticed . . . 

My three, sweet rascals have just turned two, just turned four and will be seven in two weeks. They are all active boys with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Over the Summer, Caleb (just turned four) learned to use the potty (before he turned four - very important to him!). Now, both Caleb, and of course Josiah, are big boys! Shane (just turned two) has noticed this. He notices when his big brothers use the bathroom and then he wants to do the same. If we let him sit on the potty, he typically pees - he does know what goes in there!

If Josiah and Caleb are playing Transformers, of course Shane notices and must play Transformers, too! If Josiah and Caleb are having books read to them (or Josiah is reading a book for himself), of course Shane must have a storybook, too! If Josiah and Caleb have a snack, you guessed it! Of course, Shane must have a snack, too! 

You can put any, "if" in the sentence and the end is sure to be, "of course Shane must do it, too!" This little brother watched everything his big brothers do and if they do it, or want it, of course, so does he!

This reminded me to pay attention to how much the boys all watch the grown-ups in their lives. If for not other reason, I need to focus on being a good example and passing on a heritage of faith to my three sweet rascals, because they are watching everything I do and say and if I do/say something, it is likely they will follow suit.

Since it matters so much to me for my three grandsons to grow up to be boys, then teens, then young men and one day grown men who love, know and follow God, I will set an example for them now, so they will see what this looks like.

Remember, your grandchildren are watching and they will do/say/think what we do!

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