WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKINGWhen you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang myfirst painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed astray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kindto animals.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make myfavorite cake for me, and I learned that the littlethings can be the special things in life.When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say aprayer, and I knew that there is a God I could alwaystalk to, and I learned to trust in Him.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make ameal and take it to a friend who was sick, and Ilearned that we all have to help take care of eachother.When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give ofyour time and money to help people who had nothing,and I learned that those who have something shouldgive to those who don't.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take careof our house and everyone in it, and I learned we haveto take care of what we are given.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how youhandled your responsibilities, even when you didn'tfeel good, and I learned that I would have to beresponsible when I grow up.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears comefrom your eyes, and I learned that sometimes thingshurt, but it's all right to cry.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that youcared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most oflife's lessons that I need to know to be a good andproductive person when I grow up.When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you andwanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw whenyou thought I wasn't looking.
This is so true, Judy. Little eyes see an awful lot and little ears can hear a lot too. I love the picture.
One of my earliest memories was seeing my Gran - every night, when I stayed with her, kneeling in front of her armchair to say her prayers before we went to bed. The habit has stayed with me although I am more likely to be walking in the garden, rather than kneeling.
What every mother hopes her child will say to her someday.
Recently, Sissy has begun a prolific art career. I hung a really good one on the fridge. Now, they all hang on the fridge! :-)(she keeps putting up each and every masterpiece).
There could be no better advice for parents than to let them know how important their actions are - even when they think their children aren't looking.
Life values are often caught rather than taught, aren't they. Wonderful. I could only hope that my children would say that to me.
I just wish I had said that to my Mom. She never knew how much her examples formed me.
People are basically good. It's so often the little things that add up and count.
I am always amazed when one of my children who are now adults tell me something they remember happening when they were very young.I had always thought that they didn't understand what was going on at the time but apparently they did know and had actually learned a lesson from it.Good for you for reminding your readers that their children are listening and watching what they do.
When you thought I wasn't looking, and you did Mommy and Daddy things with the mailman. I got a Pony for not telling Daddy.
very nice... :)~S
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