So, animal trainers learn to monitor their behavior and develop a great deal of self control. They know that their animals are watching them every minute and could learn bad habits from observing the trainers.
Today I put Sabrina down for a nap and fifteen minutes later I put Catherine to bed. Because the girls share a room, I always tell Catherine that she has to be quiet because Sabrina is sleeping. Contrary to my advice, Catherine still enters the bedroom talking and giggling. Thankfully, Sabrina is a heavy sleeper and doesn't even flinch. So, I thought Catherine didn't hear my instructions.
But, today as I was carrying Catherine into the bedroom, just about to give her instructions, she told me "Shh! Be quiet! Sister is sleeping!" I was so impressed with her memory.
At the same moment, I was humbled ... reminded that she is watching and learning from everything I do. I have to be so careful what I say and do around my children!This post was inspired by the book "What Shamu Taught me about Life, Love and Marriage" by Amy Sutherland.