They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I’m not sure who “they” are but if you’ve ever watched a child you might reconsider that thought. Or you still might think it was flattering but sometimes it’s not exactly a great thing.
Children are like little sponges, just soaking up everything around them including what the adults in their life are doing or saying. And that is scary. As an adult, I don’t always speak and say things that are good and right. Sometimes I let my tongue get carried away and then I sure am glad that “little ears” aren’t around to hear it. Now, I don’t mean I swear up a storm or anything. You can check by asking my husband. But I do sometimes let mean words come out of my mouth about someone or something. And I’m not proud of that.
Anyway, the point is that God has entrusted us with the children in our lives and we have to take that trust seriously. So, next time you’re around children, make sure that they are imitating the great things about you. And by the way, that would be nice if we did that around adults too.
Just a thought…