Friday, August 26, 2011

Sometimes it's the little things

My husband and I have been discussing starting a family.  This likely comes as a surprise to no one considering 1. We're married.  2. My dear husband basically told his entire family already.
      This got me thinking-
      How does one show that it is little things that mean the most?  Will my future child (children?) know and respect that love, "a roof over their heads", food on the table, and clothes on their back are the basic needs in life?  Will they know that sometimes a cool rain storm in the middle of summer or late nights talking with a friend are priceless gifts?   Or -will they be self centered, spoiled children, that Hollywood standards encourage?
      I've been into an Abercrombie a less handful of times, & I leave without buying anything. I don't own expensive sunglasses.  I don't know what H&M is.  I don't wear designer clothes, and I don't have expensive tastes (though, I admit, I am a shoe whore- I'd give nearly anything for a pair of Christian Louboutins).... I ask- how does one instill a sense of worth into a child in today's society?  How do you teach your children the meaning of the true gifts in life?

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