Friday, February 12, 2010

When you thought I wasn't looking...

A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.


When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be..


When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'

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13 comments:

  1. god I'm an emotional mess at the moment. TEARS. Thanks Quixy. Thought I had turned the waterworks off. but no, can't stop crying lately!!! Beautiful

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  2. I've read this somewhere before and I love it! Thanks for sharing; it's definitely a message all parents should see!

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  3. there is an award for you on my blog hon xxx

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  4. Aww lovely. Though am having the guilts thinking about what else they've seen when I thought they weren't looking - like you can get an entire cream egg in your mouth, or nipple-crippling daddy is a good way to make him behave. :)

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  5. That's so lovely - I'm so glad I read this today :)

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  6. This was such a great post. I actually cried, until I saw the pic of the little girl crying because that was a really funny picture. I guess I should start being more mindful of what I'm doing. Maybe if I start cleaning the house when I think my daughter isn't looking she'll grow up and clean it for me!

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  7. that's lovely and so very true. I can see it in my boy now that he is grown himself.

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  8. Wow, that's beautiful.
    I passed it up yesterday for some reason.
    I'm glad I took the time today.
    Thanks

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