I play this game with my daughter, and I tell her “I’m gon git you!” and I chase her around the house.
She laughs hysterically when I throw my arms around her and I “git her”.
She’s not quite two years old yet so her vocabulary is pretty limited, but she’s getting pretty good at imitating what we say.
Just recently, she started telling ME “I’m gon git you!”, tilting her chin down and turning her head to the left and to the right with each word, to bring more emphasis and threat to it, before she jumps on me and laughs.
And it makes me laugh as well, and it makes me think about the power parents have to impact their kids, to influence them, by the things we say and do.
Words and actions alike have power, and my daughters will remember the words I say and the things I do.
Especially at a young age, but even through adulthood, we learn through imitation.
And when you have kids, it helps you keep yourself in check, because your actions now carry much greater consequences.
Like it or not, I am a “model” for my children.
And there’s a million things I want to teach my daughters about life, but one of the things I’ve been dwelling on lately is from a book by Gary Keller where he says that problems can be complex, but answers can be simple.
In fact, they must be simple, because when solutions become too complex, they will become too difficult to execute and implement.
For my kids, for my clients, for myself, I love and I advocate for simplicity.
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