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.


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. 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!!!

Anonymous 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..