Mar 15 2016

I Said Do as I Say, Not as I Do

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I Said Do as I Say, Not as I Do

I Said Do As I Say, Not As I Do,

What’s right for me, isn’t right for you,

I yell and scream at you all day long,

You’re not allowed and You’re all Wrong!

MOMMY! I want This! Booms a small voice,

You can’t have that! You have No Choice!

Stop Yelling! Stop Running! Wait some more!

Hurry Up! Get Out the Door!

Do as I Say, Not as I Do,

Eat your fruits and veggies too!

Cake is not breakfast and Soda’s not a good drink,

Says the woman who needs caffeine to think,

Don’t ever start smoking, as she lets ashes drop,

I started once, and now I won’t stop!

Blames everyone for everything, no responsibility,

Stop leaving the door open! Grow up Kids! This is reality!

Pick that up, throw that out, and put your clothes away,

Says the woman who’s laundry has been sitting for more than a day,

Turn the lights off when you leave a room, the bills are non-stop!

Says the woman with the TV on while on the laptop,

I said do as I say, not as I do,

I’m a hypocrite now, one day you will be too.


*Written by ME*

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Parents please know that your children pick up your habits. They learn what they see and they act as you are. Do as I say, Not as I do, should never apply in life. Kids certainly don’t understand it all that well either. If you are not a clean person, they will not be a clean person. If they don’t see you eating healthy, they never will. If you’re not eating good foods, they won’t either. If you are expecting them to have a better attitude than they do, look at the one you give them all day. My daughter says thank you more than please… because I forget please often myself and say thank you all the time. My daughter puts her dishes in the sink and throws trash away without me requesting, because I do so myself. My daughter eats like I do, and I realize that. Not that she eats horribly, but she’s as picky as I am. Because she sees it in me. I have our snacks limited to relatively healthy ones. Most are fruits and vegetables I prefer best.

My mom smoked for years telling us not to smoke, both of us ended up smoking. She stopped after giving both of us asthma and after we moved out. (Luckily I didn’t smoke very long and I stopped long before my pregnancy. My sister officially stopped after her last child. She didn’t smoke during any of the pregnancies.)

If we want our kids to change, we got to change ourselves and give them something to mimic. Our children look up to us. We are the ones they admire most and they are the best at what they do, copying. If you want to see the best your children can be, be the best parent you can be, and give them someone WORTH mimicking.

*This is not a smoking lecture. You do you. I do me. Please just try to smoke outside and away from your children if you are a smoker. It’s not worth the effects on your kids’ lungs or your pets’. (Yes, pets can get cancer from second hand smoke.)


**Picture from google images. If you are the owner of this photo, I will gladly credit you.

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Hi, I'm Michelle. I am a SEO Savvy, experienced blogger. This blog is small, because it is new. I, however am not new to blogging and hope to grow this blog into something amazing. I love blogging and reviewing products. I like to share a bit about myself and family as well though. I am always looking for new ideas and am happy to share my experiences with others. Feel free to contact me anytime at Michelle@mommyjungle.com

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