"Matt!" I gasped in surprise, "You're getting a bald spot!" I tried to reassure him it looked sophisticated and manly after I realized it was bothering him so badly.
After Matt's hair was finished, it was my 5-year-old's turn. "Do I have a spot in the middle of my head too, Mommy?" he earnestly asked, hoping against hope.
"No," I replied. "Why? Do you want one?"
"Yes." came his simple reply.
"You want to be just like Daddy, don't you," I asked with a smile.
He nodded his head. "Give me a spot Mommy." It was more of a question that a demand.
"No, I can't do that," I said to his dismay. I sort of felt bad when he started to look so downcast.
I remember when my 6-year-old was around 3 years old that she wanted a bunk bed just like her big sisters. She was always asking for one and tried crawling in the bottom bunk with Hannah almost every night.
No matter what you do, no matter how you act, no matter if you think you're worthy or not, there are little eyes on you! Watching. Waiting. Learning. And they want to be just. like. you.
What pattern are you setting forth? They say "more is caught than taught". What is your life teaching your children? They want to be just like you, you know.
You must be careful. You wonder why your 4-year-old has such an attitude? What's your's like? Is your daughter a soul-winner? Now, why do you think that is? YOU are the guidebook they read every day. Are you a good text?
You don't teach morals and ethics and empathy
and kindness in the schools
You teach that at home,
and children learn by example.