Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Acorn Doesn't Fall far from the Tree


I am forever wondering how experiences and exposure are influencing my children. Just when I start to think the only thing that really sticks with them are snippets of "Spongebob Squarepants" episodes, I get a glimmer of something more meaningful that restores my faith. Like last week: Phoebe went to Girl Scout camp all week up in the mountains west of Portland. We were having a heat wave, so it had the making for a miserable week. Instead, she had a fantastic time. During dinner on Friday, she announced, "I love being outside." I was ecstastic as my love of being outside is one of the main reasons I run. I asked her what she liked about being outside. She replied, "I like being close to trees."
Her answer warmed me even more than the 106-degree temps had.
-SBS

4 comments:

Carolina John said...

i think go-go-go-diego-go on nick jr has inspired my 2 yr old to enter a fun run after one of my 5k's. she wants to run. still, i would rather have them just want to be outside.

marybob143@aol.com said...

Love that story, Sarah! I'm amazed by the power we have simply by being "Mom" to daughters...They just seem to absorb us & I love that...especially when those daughters have healthy mommas like us!!!

ironann said...

I have written about this often. My older two are 15 and 13 and very athletic. The three year old is the one that surprises me with statements like "You're a strong mommy, mommy." Junko told me I should check our your blog because we are so much alike. Glad I did.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

My 3 1/2 year old son was too cute this week. He likes to tackle the HILL while I do hill repeats. As I was running down he was going a little too fast with me. I said "Honey slow down you will fall." He replied "I won't fall mom I am fast." Gotta love his confidence..

It is amazing how our hobbies and daily habits can create a positive outcome for our children..