Last night, as I was about to sit down for dinner with my husband & 2 children, my 2 1/2 year old chimed in with a question.|
"Mama, dada. (pause) How was your good day?"
"I had a great day!" I responded.
My husband added "How was your day?"
"No. Dada didn't answer me. How was your good day?"
With a chuckle, my husband reponded, "great. how was your day?"
"Good! I plaaaayed...and um, I, I, ate, and I, I, um, didn't play outside. it's wet out there," he then paused to take a bite of his dinner... "mmmm... mama this is good steak!", another bite "mmm... good rice too. Thank you for the cooking mama."
Although this conversation may not sound as cute to you, it made me realize how much our children learn from our behaviors & mannerisms. Every night when we sit down to have dinner, my husband and I typically have a conversation regarding how our day went, and we often ask each other to name three good things that have happened to us today.
My husband almost always thanks me for preparing or cooking dinner for the family. Who would've known that our 2 1/2 year old was paying so much attention???