The other day, I was driving home with my kids in tow. Every day is different dependent mostly on the moods of the kids. It’s a tough time of day for all of us so keeping the environment joyful and lightening the mood is my main objective. I usual try for a sing-a-long, BINGO is a favorite – a rousing game of “Eye Spy” – another favorite or just talking about the plan for the afternoon but this trip was a little different. As my 4-year-old grows day by day, so does his inquisitive manner. Always asking those dreamy, thoughtful questions expecting nothing short than a perfectly thought-out answer. I am always very careful with my responses – nothing too generalized, an opportunity to teach, nothing too advanced, apathetic to his understanding.
“Mom”, I heard from the backseat as I always do, sometimes for a reason – most times to just say the word. I swear, if I had a dollar for every time I heard my name…. Any who, “Mom” he says – “What do you do when you are at work?”. Wow, very impressed. When I heard this question, I immediately started my auto-reply response and then I thought for a moment, hmmm – that response isn’t going to make sense for him and I am going to lose him and his attention (which for any 4-year-old is literally seconds). It’s difficult getting his attention and keeping it but I really wanted to ensure he knew what I did everyday that I spent away from him. I paused for a nanosecond to carefully form my words and this is what came out: “I help people become happier and healthier”. I looked up into the rear view mirror to monitor his response, and for a moment in time, he thought.
I love making positive impacts on my children, like any other parent, especially when they notice and reference me doing something healthy for myself. Although this conversation was brief and potentially not very impactful to him, it made me really happy. It also gave me a good reason to reflect on what I do, and why I do it. I love what I do and I love to talk about it – really! And although I’m not a very “talky” person, I could talk about my job…A LOT!
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