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Today's Highlight -- Fun One About My Son

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

This wouldn't fit as a Status Update, so I'm doing a quick blog post!
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Today's highlight was when my 9yo son ran up and said, "Daddy, I reached 5 goals today (including swimming the length of the pool without taking a breath)!" Fun to realize that your kids ARE LISTENING even when they act like they aren't, then have things like this pop out of them :). What was your highlight? -- SparkGuy

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KNEWMETODAY 8/7/2012 9:40PM

    Those young eyes see so much. My sons are in their 30's now and, as a grandmother, my job is to make sure what is seen and heard by my granddaughter is something I want her to remember!!

Kathy

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NIKO27 8/7/2012 8:50PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/7/2012 8:16PM

    Good for you son.
And you are right, they are always listening whether we realize it or not.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/7/2012 7:52PM

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DONNA5281 8/7/2012 7:05PM

 


You are a great dad! I bet when he is older he will be working with you!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/7/2012 6:31PM

    Thats GREAT!!! Aren't kids the BEST??

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LADYBUGOF14 8/7/2012 6:28PM

  Kids and grandkids are amazing. Last week we were blessed to watch 3 of our 14 grandchildren. We took them to the Lake to swim (ages 9, 7, and 2). Sister, age 5, was at doctor with Mom (pregnant with #5). Dad is deployed with the USAF. We count it a privilege to help whenever we can. They are always saying something or doing something that keeps us laughing! emoticon Also helps add steps, stretches, weight lifting, etc. to my daily workout routine! emoticon

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NEILITHICMAN 8/7/2012 5:44PM

    I hear you on that one. I told my boys to clean their room last night, the 6 year-old asked "what's the time dad?" and the 4 year-old replied "TIME TO CLEAN YOUR ROOM" That's my exact response when I ask the 4 year-old to do things and he asks what the time is.

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HAPINANA 8/7/2012 5:21PM

    Your a good "Daddy" emoticon

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COOKINGSTARS 8/7/2012 5:09PM

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JSTETSER 8/7/2012 3:55PM

    Nice!

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GUDDIGO 8/7/2012 1:29PM

  seeing the interviews of olympians...my kid realizes that they had a goal in mind by the time they were her age....so she is in deep thought...

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CANDYNSHANNON 8/7/2012 1:22PM

  i dont know if u would call it a highlight, more of a low-light
I work at a pawn shop and...
I cant quit shaking!
I was in the back and I heard shouting so i walked up front....
a customer had asked to see a necklace and when our employee pulled it out of the case the customer snatched it. our employee grabbed the customer and that is when i walked out. the customer while struggling with our employee pulled out a loaded revolver. Thats when our other employee Beau (350lb) african american got to him and wreslted the gun out of his hand. The owner called the police and i stood frozen in panic. i feel sick to ym stomach or like crying

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KA7MONTOYA 8/7/2012 1:10PM

    Kids have an amazing ability to selectively tune in and tune out! lol!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/7/2012 1:06PM

    emoticon emoticon Well done on being a SPARK to your son!

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PMRUNNER 8/7/2012 12:56PM

    Awesome! I took my 4 year old and 2 year old out on the bike trail - the four year old on his two wheeler and the toddler in the jogger. We did about 4 miles and he biked the whole way like a champ!

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HHB4181 8/7/2012 12:34PM

    that's so cool!!
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SAUE78 8/7/2012 12:01PM

    lol i had a similar happen yesterday...my daughter asked if i'd drop her off on our way home so she could run home. :) she did it...came home out of breath and red but she's putting forth effort. thats what matters right :) awsome blog.

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MAUISPIRIT 8/7/2012 11:02AM

    So sweet! Last night my 14-year-old (often a tough customer, I must say!) asked if he could do one of my workout videos! I have a space set up in my bedroom and have a bunch of workout videos. He did a 2-mile walk with elastic band, etc. I was flabbergasted! It's good to be a good example, isn't it? :)

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STOPPLAYING2011 8/7/2012 10:59AM

    emoticon he is role modeling good healthy habits
he will have a head start when he gets older as far as being fit emoticon

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TMCK-40 8/7/2012 10:35AM

  I have a 6 yr old who does the same thing. So awesome.

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ESME25 8/7/2012 10:17AM

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 8/7/2012 9:47AM

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GWENDO51 8/7/2012 9:21AM

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SUNSHINE31797 8/7/2012 8:52AM

    Since children hear and see more than we realize, it's always interesting to see what they mirror. emoticon on showing a good image!

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BLOOMING52 8/7/2012 8:45AM

    Awesome!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 8/7/2012 8:42AM

    So cute!

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JUSTLYLE 8/7/2012 7:43AM

    We as adults are always setting an example, some good some bad. I taught Sunday School many years ago, those little ears told some really big things that I'm sure they thought their kids didn't hear or understand.
WTG on the good example SPARK GUY !

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GARDENCHRIS 8/7/2012 6:57AM

    you set good examples!

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PENOWOK 8/7/2012 6:45AM

    It's a gift back to you when your child emulates the good!

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KIN59VARA 8/7/2012 6:19AM

    Great!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 8/7/2012 5:38AM

    How adorable,the innocence of young ins! They do listen,it's selective and sometimes they don't get it exact.Cherish these moments,they sure grow up so fast.Your boys sure have.You sure have been an Awesome Role Model for them.Your an awesome Father and Spark Guy,thank you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CGARR442 8/6/2012 10:29PM

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JLPEASE 8/6/2012 10:11PM

    A little Sparker!!
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VRCATON 8/6/2012 7:47PM

    Love it when they 'get' it ...

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 8/6/2012 7:27PM

    Adorable!
He's the world's smallest SparkPerson! emoticon

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ABB698 8/6/2012 4:54PM

    Love it! My moment was when my son (17) was doing a project in school about food and it asked where their favoroite fast food restaurent was, and he said "We don't eat fast food" and his friends all looked at him as if he said we lived on another planet or something of that sort. It was such a proud Mom moment that he was proud that we ate healthy in our house! As much as he complains, he is listening and learning healthy habits! Yay us! emoticon

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WAVAIRENE 8/6/2012 4:25PM

    That's wonderful! My grandmother used to say...little pitchers have big ears. In this case it worked out nicely. emoticon

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STHAX10 8/6/2012 3:01PM

    Actions are louder than words! He sees what you are doing. He is learning through his role models. You inspire him more than you know!!! emoticon

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MASRITE 8/6/2012 1:36PM

    Love it! I think it's great when kids this young are so into it as well. We try to get all our kids excited about fitness and health. I think we're succeeding!!

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DEEJACKSON 8/6/2012 12:03PM

    Cute! I love that I can read a blog written by a SparkFriend, and it's actually Spark Guy!!! Thanks for being one of us!

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DESERTJULZ 8/6/2012 10:43AM

    Highlight of my day was watching a jogger stop and pick up someone's overturned trash can, put the trash back in, then continue her jogging.

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JULESRULES78 8/6/2012 9:39AM

    Wonderful! You are such a great role model for your son, as I think many Sparkers are.

My highlight yesterday was our son completing his evening personal hygiene routine (bath, washed hair, got pjs on) without any assistance. It has been a long time coming, and it was nice to have an extra half hour to just chill out.

This morning, he brushed his teeth without being reminded!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/6/2012 9:07AM

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LOTUS737 8/6/2012 8:42AM

    So cute!

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PAMBWS 8/6/2012 8:25AM

    Thanx for sharing.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 8/6/2012 8:22AM

    My 5 year old daughter came to me yesterday and asked if we could 'shoot bows and arrows' I said sure..let's get set up.

'How many vollies do you want to shoot papa?'

I don't know..how many do you want to shoot?

'I think 5 vollies is enough Papa..That is enough exercise and practice..I still need to do my gymnastics!'

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GABY1948 8/6/2012 8:07AM

    That is AWESOME...start them YOUNG! I wish I had mine at that age

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SLASALLE 8/6/2012 8:02AM

    That is a great story!! And yes, those little buggers hear every little thing we say.

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