This is one of those posts that just seems so obvious.
You may even ask ” why is she posting about this? Duh?” (did I just totally date myself with the “duh”?)
This weekend I had the opportunity to go to Napa for two nights with my childhood best friend of 26 years! (If I hadn’t dated myself earlier, I definitely did with that one!)
So we got to talking about our kids ( of course. We couldn’t just enjoy a weekend without them, we had to talk about them constantly!) and how we see the things we do at home carry over.
I think we get so into going about our daily lives, that sometimes we forget that everything we do, say and our lifestyles are all being soaked up by these little people.
It is so important that we keep great food in our fridges, get out with the kids and exercise, and practice healthy habits, because this is what is setting the stage for how our kids will live their lives. It all starts at home.
I don’t want to sound like I am preaching or sound cliché, but it really is true and sometimes I forget.
I have to remember that if I make my health a priority, when my kids grow older, they will too and I want nothing more than for them to live healthy and happy lives.
I will leave you with one of my proud moments of last week (when it comes to my boys, there are many…):
As we were walking out the door to take Maddox to his weekly yoga class with Imagination Yoga ( love those gals!), Brayden was hungry and wanted a snack.
I told him he could choose a fruit or vegetable and from there didn’t really pay much attention to what specifically he had chosen.
As we walked into the yoga studio, I hear Jamie say ” Is that a tomato you are eating??“
Brayden’s response ( as he takes a huge bite out of a whole tomato) ” Yes“.
I love that.I love that he chose a tomato, I love that he loves them.
I am a nut, I know….
What things do you do at home that you hope your kids learn and make a part of their lives?
- Interest is Everything… (amominspired.com)
- Confessions of a Yoga Practitioner (volpelife.wordpress.com)
- Valuable Time. (amominspired.com)
- Not Just Yoga (thelotusunfolding.wordpress.com)