Charlie and I both have a tendency to beat ourselves up sometimes. And sometimes we forget that the kids are watching and listening. The other day I got upset with Laci. I said some things I shouldn't have and really regretted it. Laci ran off to her bedroom crying. I finally got her to sit on the steps with me and talk. She starting beating herself up with the exact words I use when I get upset. It broke my heart to hear her say that. I asked her if she had heard me say those words. I want her to own up to her behavior and learn from her mistakes but that night was just too much for a 5 year old to be feeling and saying. It was just a reminder that they watch us and learn from us. I need to keep that in the forefront - that I need to be the model for her and display the traits that I want her to have. Be the kind of person I want her to be.