The scariest mirror I look into these days is, strangely enough, not the one in the dressing room when I’m trying on swimsuits. It’s my oldest daughter.
I don’t mean physically; in every way she looks like my husband, from her beautiful blue eyes to her knobby knees. There’s not a trace of me in her appearance, and while I know some people who are a bit bothered by their kids not resembling them, I’m not at all. What does bother me however, is having so many of my flaws, bad habits, sarcastic remarks, snarky attitudes, arrogant stances and know-it-all stares constantly thrown back at me.
If she’s smarting off and being disrespectful it’s because I am constantly making sarcastic cracks and being “witty.” I am prone to irritability when stressed and often get snappy and condescending with her, so why wouldn’t she have learned to be the same way to her little sister?
It’s frustrating to know that I have no one to blame but myself.
“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6
I’ve not been doing a very good job on training my child; on setting her on the right path when it comes to her attitudes and her respect for authority.
But I know that she has a loving and compassionate heart and a strong devotion to Christ. And I know that my husband I are committed to raising Godly children, and that I will do all that I can to improve myself so that I can be the role model she needs me to be!