(thanks to the fabulous Samantha at http://thelemaybakery.blogspot.com for the idea)
...that no matter what or how much you tell your kids the 'right' things to do, they always learn what you demonstrate whether that's right or not.
...in treating others the way you would like them to treat you. Always.
...in taking responsibility for your actions and apologizing for your mistakes, especially to your children
...one of the hardest things about growing up is seeing your parents as regular people instead of the superheroes of your childhood
...in learning from your mistakes (and then not repeating them)
....there's very little a talk with a good friend, a warm hug, kiddie kisses, a small amount of chocolate can't fix.
...that good night and good morning snuggles with my kids are actually a little piece of heaven
...that there is some good, somewhere, in everyone
...that discipline for children is under practiced
...that music can, in fact, soothe the savage beast
...that a good, solid marriage takes a lot of work, but the payback is 100 fold. Even on the bad days.
...that quality time with your kids trumps anything you could ever buy them
...that exercise solves more problems than pint of Ben and Jerrys.
...in a regular date night....even if it's only once every six months.
...home is where the heart is
What do you believe in?