ADVERTISEMENT

Today one thing is on my mind. It’s about all of the unintentional modeling we do. The modeling of imperfection. The modeling of poor parenting. The modeling of rushed decisions.
2010-08-17 - Tuesday Thoughts - Modeling Imperfection
When I think about the parent I strive to be, it doesn’t usually include many flaws or mistakes. It’s a strong, caring, flexible, resilient state of mind, that I have to keep reminding myself includes feelings like embarrassment. Emotions that include anger, frustration and at times sadness. Words like “I’m sorry. I’ll work on it.”


And the silver lining to it all? As we model, even all the imperfection that we each hold in ourselves, we are still teaching. Not how to do things wrong…but how real life is. How real life feels. How to deal with real life. And at times…how not to.


I can remember our elementary school principal saying “Give yourself a pat on the back” at the end of every assembly (I haven’t even thought of that word in ages!). And all of us kids would giggle and smirk and stretch our arm as long as we could while patting ourselves literally. Today I’m going to do that just that. Smile, laugh and pat myself on the back. Mind joining me?

Join me at www.rosiegirldreams.com, where I share my approach to frugal, simple and green family living.

Views: 5

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

Our newest members. Join us + 23,000 fellow mom bloggers

ADVERTISEMENT

MBC CUTIES

Our current cutie was uploaded by Stephanie WentworthUpload a photo of your cutie. They may be featured here. See all of the cuties.

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

Has Blogging Become One Big Chore?

Have you ever looked at your blog’s dashboard and whimpered to yourself, “Oh, I just cannot in any way, shape, or form write a blog post today?”

We have all been there, right? Or, is it just me?

After eight years of blogging I have whimpered that more times than I…

How to Get Your Kids to the Dentist Without Tears, Tantrums or Throwing

Growing up, you might remember a time in your life when the only thing scarier than the boogeyman was your dentist. Over the years, you grew to appreciate your dentist and his or her service to your dental health, however, it did take you some time to grow into that mentality. Give your kids a…

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service