I am convinced that I have a very strong magnet in my pocket, or somewhere on or in my person. The children also seem to have them. You see, every time I go somewhere in the house...they follow me.
I will purposefully walk into another room so I can hear myself talk to a friend on the phone....they follow...with loud games.
I go upstairs, way into the recesses of our bedroom, into the small compartmentalized bathroom to take a few moments... and they follow...with questions.
I go into the kitchen to whip up a well-balanced meal over the hot stove...they follow...with eager-to-help hands.
I go to get the mail, a quiet, short walk that I like to take each day...they follow...with shouts of joy to be outside.
Most of these times they are welcome. I like to have them help me in the kitchen, I want them to be outside.
I like to "take" them in the backyard to check our garden together...all I need to do is just walk out...they follow. Such good little children.
Now if I can only harness this power and use it for good....