I have just read a post over at McMama’s Musings, about how our kids are constant reminders of who we are and parrot what we say, the good the bad and the ugly.
It reminded me of a school yard conversation a few weeks ago when another mother approached me to say she heard ‘me’ in her living room the other night, speaking through my boy. So to set the scene, boy-child is over at his friends house for a play after school. His friend wanted to watch something on tv and the conversation that followed went something like this.
friend – “Let’s watch blah-blah on telly.”
boy-child – “Now friend, you have a someone over to play and that doesn’t happen every day. Blah-blah is on telly every day. You need to make a choice!”
Apparently his friend thought about his choices, turned the TV off and went back upstairs to play!
Clearly I am quite strong in presenting the choices that face my kids at regular times but most importantly they are learning about making choices and learning about consequences. He made me so proud, or course he is prone to less than blog-worthy comments more often than not but I won’t go there today.
Does anyone else have Mirror Mirror moments?