Do as I say, not as I do

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I’ve actually realised, I don’t always lead by example. The top 10 things I tell the children to do/not do, but which I’m actually guilty of myself 🙁

1) Don’t get up from the table until you’ve finished

2) Don’t play with your toys at the dinner table – I check texts and emails on my phone (aka toy) at the table. What a TERRIBLE habit 

3) Finish one thing before you start another

4) Take that pen out of your mouth –  There isn’t a pen in the house that is in tact or doesn’t have drool coming out of it when you try to write. Euggh! It’s not the kids, it’s me 

5) Don’t bite your toothbrush – Similarly, I’m always chomping on my toothbrush and  have to buy a new one every few weeks

6) Put your shoes on whenever you go outside – In summer I’m forever wandering outside barefoot

7) Don’t interrupt each other

8) Sit properly in your chair

9) Don’t shush each other, it’s not nice 

10) Don’t have a snack so close to dinner 

Something for me to think about and which I will address. I hope I’m not alone. Anyone else guilty…?



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4 Comments

  1. I don’t check my phone as we don’t have gadgets at the table. but I AM guilty of reading at the table!
    It doesn’t matter what it is, I have to have something to read. I’d be telling the kids off for reading at the table if they did, though! 🙂

    • I’m glad I’m not alone. Makes me feel a bit better. I have to say the phone one is terrible and I am making a concerted effort to resist the temptation to check that email!

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