The Truth About This Poem Hit Me HARD! We Never Know Who’s Watching Us.

BE who you want your children to be.

The poem,”When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking” by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan is just beautiful and offers a perspective on teaching by example. And while this may or may not be an EXACT science, it’s probably a good place to start in better understanding why our kids do (and don’t do)…well, everything.

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Take a moment and read it. Can you SEE yourself in there somewhere?

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt –
But that it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking – I looked…
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn’t looking.

Teach by example, because you never know who is watching.Â

HTÂ sunnyskyz