Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

The influence of parents

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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?

Yes... a lady fire-fighter wearing high heels and carrying a handbag that looks suspiciously like my brown Carolina Herrera!

Yes… a lady fire-fighter wearing high heels and carrying a handbag that looks suspiciously like my brown Carolina Herrera

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Written by mrsdubai

May 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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  1. Influence we do. My worry is they choice on what to take. Worst ones are easier to imitate. And parents do the firefighting.

    takelight

    May 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm


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