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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Mistakes

This is, but isn't about my mistakes. . .Probably the worst mistake that I make is when I have accused my boys of something and then find out that it wasn't them. . .I usually always try to tell my boys I'm sorry and that I made a mistake. . .I've done this since they were little and feel horrible if I don't admit to them that I made a mistake. . .

I've always done this to teach them that we are only human and it doesn't matter what age you are, you are going to make a mistake. . .

14 Comments:

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

I think this is one of the hardest parts about being a parent - not getting too angry when our kids make a mistake and also letting them know that everyone does do it. (and yet, guiding them into not making too many stupid ones! hee hee)

Thanks for posting in the Carnival - I got you in!

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Swampwitch said...

I still remember many of my mistakes I made with my girls...and there were plenty.
Sometimes, I even bring them up and apologize all over again.
Good post.
BTW: I overlooked your comment at my place, but I did finally respond. The comments that come to my bulk mail automatically post without coming to my inbox. Weird.
Just wanted you to know I did respond, finally.
Why am I having to re-sign in at all the blogger blogs?

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

some of the toughest things to say

I'm sorry, I was wrong.


who me... never.... (:

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Susan in va said...

Good for you! What an invaluable lesson you are teaching your boys.

I constantly remind my sons that I'm not perfect, and I've had to apologize to them several times in their short lives...and I'm sure I'll have to do it several more times!

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish my Dad knew this growing up. He used to act like it was a personal vendetta if I spilled my milk at dinner.

It's the reason why I still drink out of sippy cups.

Marnie (anon because Blogger still hates me)

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

Thank you everyone. . .It is very hard to admit when I make a mistake, but hopefully my boys have learned and will remember this when they have children of their own (AT LEAST 10 YEARS FROM NOW). . .

Marnie - My dad won't admit he's wrong either. . .Remember the football episode? I still have never received an apology and everyone has just gone on like nothing ever happened. . .URG!

 
At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Polly said...

Ah, but what a lesson you teach them by being big enough to apologize for your mistake. Showing respect to your kids by apologizing is a great way to teach them to respect you. Good post.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger CyberCelt said...

You are so right. Admitting we are wrong is hard, but it is the right thing to do.

Thanks for sharing.

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Anna Venger said...

You sound like a good mom. :)

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Polly thank you.

Cybercelt - thanks for stopping by - please come back!

Anna - I try to keep the communication lines open. . .I want my boys to feel comfortable talking to me about their feelings, etc. Thanks for the compliment!

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger SongBird said...

Good post, Shauna.

 
At 4:18 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

Thank you Songbird!

 
At 4:41 AM, Anonymous Jenny said...

Amen! My mom once said that the best lesson you can teach your kids is that it's okay to be human.

 
At 5:02 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

I like that Jenny!

 

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