The influence of parents
They say children learn by watching their parents so I try to set a good example to DD and DS. I say “please” and “thank you”, for example. I eat my dinner nicely and I put my clothes away at the end of the day (or each time I change, to be fair, which can sometimes be three times a day).
Sometimes, as I wade through discarded items of school uniform strewn en route to the bathroom, or pick wet towels up off my bed, I wonder if any of it goes into their sweet little heads.
And then I saw a picture DS, now age 5, drew at school, and I realised just how much influence I have over him. The picture was of a fire-fighter – notice anything peculiar?