Prior to having Brea I was quite the wild child! I know that I was very selfish and only cared about having fun. Or at least I thought that the things I did were fun at that time. Then fun usually equaled party and of course alcohol
Post Brea I know that I was living foolishly. I do not party anymore. Although I do still go out for drinks occasionally with friends. I always try to put my daughter first.
There is one question that I always try to judge things from. . .
Is this something that I would be okay with Brea doing when she gets older?
NO: then I know that I should make the choice to avoid this activity also.
YES: then dive right in and have fun!
I think that people should remember that our children are always watching us! Not only will they mimic our good behaviors, but also our bad. We as parents should try our best to be the best role models our children can ask for.
YOUR TURN: These decisions are not always easy and there is always room for improvement. I would love to hear how you can be a better role model for your child?
Me first I really need to quit smoking. It is definitely something that I do not want Brea to do, but such a hard habit to break. I am happy to say that I do not smoke inside or in the car or to close to Brea. To me this is not good enough and I really need to just quit. That is easy to say, but not as easy to carry out. I'm trying!