Sunday, September 04, 2005

Calling All Mommies and Daddies

~~~~~" Little Eyes Upon You"~~~~~

There are little eyes upon you

and they're watching night and day.

There are little ears that quickly

take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager

to do anything you do;

and a little boy who's dreaming

of the day he'll be like you.

You're the little fellow's idol,

you're the wisest of the wise.

In his little mind about you

no suspicions ever rise.

He believes in you devoutly,

holds all you say and do;

He will say and do in your way

when he's all grown up like you.

There's a wide-eyed little fellow

who believes you're always right,

and his eyes are always opened,

and he watches day and night.

You are setting an example

every day in all you do

for he will grow up to be like you!

(This goes for girls too, of course!)

Disclaimer: I did not write this poem. This is another email that came to me.


Raehan said...

That is so true. Here's another one:

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Steven said...

Hello, Michele sent me :.)

moonbatty said...

Wonderful reminder. I wish that adults would remember this more often, and take special pains to be good examples. Instead, it often seems as if they're fighting over the prize of "worst example ever". *sigh*

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I coulda, shoulda grown up to be like my Dad. Didn't. Too bad.

Simply Coll said...

A lovely poem.. and so true.

Thanks for stopping by my corner :-)

trusty getto said...

How wonderful!

Thx for stopping by Michele's during my guest post. I hope you liked Jim's blog, which I have found to be very interesting!

MommaK said...

Beautiful!! I love the pictures too. Who are those darlings??

Michele sent me over today. Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day:)

JustLinda said...

So true... so very true.

My two oldest are 20 and 22 and it amazes me how much of "me" I see in them. I have 3 more little ones and it would do me good to remember to be careful about displaying the traits in me that I'd rather not pass along...

I write poetry too. Maybe I'll post one of my poems about being a mommy.

srp said...

Yes, who are these cutie pies?
Great poem as well.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

All true, and yet, inexplicably, some truly wonderful people have grown up in very bad homes.

mercuryfern said...

Ak! I forgot to sign my name! The above anonymous comment is mine.

dena said...

Oh, I loved that!
I'm one of those crybaby people that gets touched by something sentimental each and every day. Something that makes my eyes well up, and smile at the same time. That was it for today.

visiting from michele's this afternoon.

Vicki said...

Cute bambinos!
Makes you wonder about Hoss and his dad doesn't it? Seems like he grew up okay...

poopie said...

I'm proud that my little one grew up to be like me...warts and all!

scrappintwinmom said...

I'm working on it. Trying my best. Loved the poem. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Mrs. Fun said...

I try very hard to watch my tongue and my actions for I know theres 4 sets of eyes always on me. Thanks for the reminder.
here via micheles again ;)

Michelle said...

Here via Michele tonight. I love that little poem. It is all so true. Have a great night!

Laura GF said...

Oh heaven help us all, because my daughter is going to be cursing like a sailor by the time she's two :) I think I'm doing much better by her in terms of raehan's submitted poem, though. I'm here from Michele's.

Peter said...

Great poem.
I've copied that one for my grandson and his son.