Lately I have found myself listening more to what I say and making sure that it is really what I mean. Korey is almost 10 months and communication is starting to take place more and more between us and he really understands. I do not want my children growing up and saying things they really don't mean. Words are very strong and can have an impact for decades.
Praise and negativity go hand in hand with words. I am the first step in my children learning so I must set the example. I have taken a step back and noticed one word I really am using wrong is need. Here is a funny use of the word need from Merriam Webster:
Men? Who needs them?! I certainly don't.
Back on topic. To me need is necessary, requirement. More and more I should have been using the word want. I want a new purse. I need a new car. I want to take a trip to the zoo. I need to do the dishes, change the cat litter, and start spring cleaning really early.
I am hoping to hear down the line from Korey and possibly other children is something like I want a new toy but I know I dont need it.