Four-year-old Amy said to me last Saturday, “Can I take a vitamin C to Trajan (two years old)?”
“Trajan is not here today. He did not come to work.”
“Why?” Amy asked.
“Because today is Saturday, and Trajan does not come to work on Saturday. Does your daddy work on Saturday?”
“No, but sometimes he does. But it is terrible when he has to work because my mama likes him to be with her.”
“Your mama really likes your daddy, huh?” “Oh yes, my mama just adores my daddy. You know what I’m going to do when I grow up? I’m going to get married.”
“Yep, and I bet you are going to adore your husband too.”
“Yep, I sure will. Mama Deb, would you like to be my flower girl? Or will you be an old lady when I get married?”
Precepts, principles, studies, lectures, and good training cannot accomplish what example can. It starts with Mom and Dad being friends and lovers.