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Three Little Bears

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

My six year old son loves to write. He practices letters and numbers all the time. So, he has his own Composition Book that he uses a lot. As I was cleaning the dining room a couple of weeks ago, I picked up his book and thumbed through it. He had dictated a story of the three bears to his Daddy and I happened across it.

In his story, the three bears were eating soup. The Daddy bear said the soup was too hot, the little bear said it was too cold and the Mommy bear said the soup was too warm. So, they went for a jog..

They went for a jog.

There was a little more to the story, but my heart stopped at that jog. I felt so proud of his choice of activities for them there bears. I helped do that. I take them to work out with me all the time, we run and play now in the yard, soccer field and park. We take hours long bike rides for fun. Together, as a family. They see that we love activities and that choosing to be active is fun and rewarding. That is why I wanted to get teach my children, so that their lives were richer and fuller. So, that at nearly 40 they too aren't fighting obesity and self esteem issues. My new, regular habits and passions have come through in their stories. I couldn't be prouder.

Because, I tell you what.....two years ago....them same bears would have been sitting on the couch waiting for their soup to cool, snacking on a bag of chips.
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    3465 days ago
    How sweet! You are a great mom!
    3474 days ago
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    Great job Momma!
    3478 days ago
    What a great story! Your pictures are amazing. Keep up the great work!
    3702 days ago
    That is a wonderful example of education through observation. Keep up the good work.
    3711 days ago
    You are awesome, Michelle! You are an inspiration to all and such a good mom! I love, love, love your son's story. Pat yourself on the back--that is, as you say, YOUR doing! Way to go, girl!
    3713 days ago
    That's very inspirational. I can personally relate to this. No I don't have kids but I do have parents. And my parents where never around (always working). I never got to experience a healthy lifestyle when I was young. They never had time to cook healthy meals or time to take us to the park. In result I'm stuck with a weight problem that affects my life in so many ways. I don't blame them or anything but there's a lot of resentment. You don't want that for your kids....
    At least I know now from their mistakes and I hope you keep doing what your doing!

    3713 days ago
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