That is something that my mother taught me as a little tike. It is something I am in the process of teaching my little tike. At 17mons old its not exactly something that she can quite comprehend. I don't expect her to understand it, but that doesn't mean I am going to stop.
Of all of the things I hope to instill in my child this is one that I want her to learn early on. To me it is more then just a saying. It is something that I truly believe in & live by. "I do for you, as you do for (or don't do) for me" I hope my daughter sees this in me and I lead by example; because what better way to teach your child then by example.
I mentioned here about friends and how it takes more then just me to keep a friendship alive and reasons I feel as if I have lost some of my "friends". Well, I was slapped in the face tonight... figuratively, by someone trying to make me feel bad b/c I have "not made the effort" well I have not made the effort b/c I can not remember the last time you did. Childish. Maybe. But like I said. I do unto others as they do unto me.
For instance a friend comes to visit me every weekend for 3 weekends. I will do the same (at my earliest convenience- remember I have a toddler, but I will come) When I come to see you. I am coming to see you and only you b/c when you came to see me you didn't leave to go see others, when you so easily could have. So my loyalties lie with you. If others want to see me all they have to do is ask. I will gladly make plans to come see them on another weekend. This should not anger others. They should understand. -I DO UNTO OTHERS AS THEY DO UNTO ME.
-or- I have a friend who lives about 15 mins from me and our daughters are like best friends already. Its adorable. Anyways she has stayed over and attended all of my shindigs that I have thrown. She really wants me and the kiddo to stay at her place one night/weekend and party it up. DONE! All she had to do was ask and she did, I said yes. I just had to find a weekend. -I DO UNTO OTHERS AS THEY DO UNTO ME.
People just have to remember when they ask me to attend something or go somewhere that I do indeed have a toddler...FULLTIME. I am a PROUD SINGLE PARENT. So do not get mad when I can not attend or say I will try and can not b/c of my child. She is my top priority. I will try my absolute hardest to be in attendance and if I am not there I will try my hardest to make it up to you b/c...say it with me folks...
"I DO UNTO OTHERS AS THEY DO UNTO ME"
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