As a mom, I am very aware that my children are always watching me. They observe and learn MORE by what I DO than what I say. More often than not, they repeat and ACT OUT my worst mommy-moments in public. But sometimes they share with me a glimpse of the positive influence I have on them.
For Valentine’s Day, my 7 year old son wrote me a super sweet letter. On his letter he drew a photo of me. Check out my Mom muscles. #iWorkout . Obviously!
I also got a chuckle at my green torso. Apparently my ability to turn in the Hulk when Mommy is angry, didn’t get past him either. I am just thankful that when the Mommy hulk is angry… she feels the need to workout. Pick things up and put them down. The heavier weight the better. See… he does notice me working out.
I shared this image on facebook a few weeks ago. I love this image and the rewording of the above acronym. I long to be a MILF… a mom who instills lifelong fitness … or a mom who instills a LOVE of fitness. It is my hope and prayer that my boys are watching and learning all the good things and good examples I am teaching them… while forgetting all the bad.
I know that each and every day, I ask if my children are listening to me. Can they hear me!? But in reality… they might not always listen or hear me (because lets be honest, they are BOYS and KIDS). But I know they are always watching me. They are learning more from my actions than through my words.