Taking shoes off by the piano

A mum taught her little 3 year old girl and her friends to take their shoes off and put them near the piano so that none of them would trip over them and fall. 

Now 21 years old, the young woman visited her mother and took her shoes off near the piano, without even realizing what she had done. The mother secretly treasured that unconscious action realizing that the training she had given her daughter almost two decades ago was now automatic to her.

I love the ancient proverb that says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Good training and bad training, both get ingrained in our children. When they become adults, it’s very difficult to undo the years of training as a child.

Amazing nurse, Pat Chaney, RN, told me this true story of how she trained her granddaughter.