"As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we're talking to them that our kids aren't listening." ~Robert Brault
We're not overly religious. We skip church more often than I'd like to admit. But we still go more often than we don't.
We feel it's important to instill a sense of faith in our daughter. One way we do it: every night before dinner we hold hands and say grace. My family did this when I was growing up. It's a tradition I hold very dear, and one that brings back fond memories.
Many nights, my daughter will ask if she can say it herself, alone. She's proud that she knows it by heart. That's a blessing if you ask me.
On Friday night she and I ate dinner without my wife, who had a work function to attend in the city. So I allowed us to eat in the living room and watch television during dinner.
Now she does it too... and makes it a point to show me.
One of many reminders that she's watching, paying attention. Learning. From me.