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Little Eyes Are Watching

Not too long ago I was gently reminded how much influence I truly have in the lives of my girls and that they really watch and soak up my every move.  I had unloaded a load of laundry out of the dryer and placed it in the living room floor.  I was in the middle of cooking dinner so my 5 year old asked me if she could fold the laundry for me.  I said “sure” even though I knew that I would have to refold it later. After a few minutes, I finished up what I was cooking and came to see her progress.  She had folded a few t-shirts and had decided she had done her duty, so I sat down to finish the rest.  Well, I love the smell of fresh laundry and I have this habit (some may call it OCD) when I’m folding t-shirts to smell each one before folding it.  I do it without even thinking about it…it’s second nature.  Not realizing that Emma was intently watching me…she said “oh, mommy, I didn’t realize that I was supposed to smell it before I folded it”.  I looked at her with this perp