Kids pick up everything or be carefull little mouth what you say!

When I was young as well as when my kids were young there was a Sunday School tune that went like this:

O be careful little eyes what you see

O be careful little eyes what you see

There’s a Father up above

And He’s looking down in love

So, be careful little eyes what you see

O be careful little ears what you hear

O be careful little ears what you hear

There’s a Father up above

And He’s looking down in love

So, be careful little ears what you hear

O be careful little hands what you do

O be careful little hands what you do

There’s a Father up above

And He’s looking down in love

So, be careful little hands what you do

O be careful little feet where you go

O be careful little feet where you go

There’s a Father up above

And He’s looking down in love

So, be careful little feet where you go

O be careful little mouth what you say

O be careful little mouth what you say

There’s a Father up above

And He’s looking down in love

So, be careful little mouth what you say

It had a catchy tune and even 2 yr. olds would sing it. It is so true. We as adults say things that we do not even know we say until it comes out of the mouths of the children we are around.

My husband is a born and raised Texan. Here in Texas they say “dang it”. ALOT!  However, most do not know how much they say it. Me, being a transplant, know how much they say it!  My husband does too, now.

I watch our precious granddaughter while her parents work. She has been my pal since she was 6 weeks old.  Over the last months she has started following PAPAs mouth and saying “dang it” or “dang it, I hate that” Just like her PAPA. She says it all the time! He had a doctor appointment last week and we took her on the hour each way ride and he heard her using those words over and over about everything. He laughed,  until I told him she was just following his mouth. He did not think he said it THAT much. I began pointing it out to him when he said “dang it” “dang” or “dang I hate that”. Poor guy was quite surprised and said he never realized he said it so much!

It reminded me again of how careful we as parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles or just anyone around kids need to be with our mouths. They pick it all up and “do as I say and not as I do” just does not work.

Read the song over, it is just as important for us to follow as for the 2 year old learning it in Sunday School!

One thought on “Kids pick up everything or be carefull little mouth what you say!

  1. Yah, I am learning how much I go “UGH!” because now Caylee does it all the time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s kinda cute when Josiah starts fussing and Caylee goes “ugh! I’ll give him his bippy” and walks away. but it also shows me I don’t have much patience with her or her older sister!

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