Photograph taken by. Yep. John Henry.
I don’t allow my children to say “Shut up.” Naturally. However, I say “Shut up” when I’m surprised. You know, like when someone says, “I just won a $10 million lottery,” and I respond “Shut. Up!” Yeah, that “Shut up.”
So, John Henry overheard a conversation much like the one above a couple of days ago….except, no one won a lottery else he would have chartered a jet plane to Bahamas and taken me. I’m sure of it.
The conversation concluded:
Me: “Shut. Up!”
John Henry: “Mom, careful with your words.”
A reminder that:
1) I need to model for my children what I’m trying to teach them.
2) I need to always be careful with my words.
Our words shape our world.
They really do.