In other words, practice what you preach!
Busted in slang terms means being caught in the act. Have you ever been caught doing something you are not supposed to do?
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We have taught our little one to wash his hands after going to the restroom. Recently, I was leaving the restroom and I heard him call out: “Mommy, you did not wash your hands.” I chuckled, came back and washed my hands for him to see.
This put a smile to my face because it meant that what we were teaching him was being practiced and we were trying to practice what we preached.
How often do you hear it said “Do as I say not as I do”? How bad would it be that I teach my son to do something and I turn around and do otherwise? It makes it seem like what I am telling him to do is not important.
If we raise up our kids to just do what we tell them and not what does that say of our character, what kind of kids would they become?
What kind of leaders would they grow up to be? What would their generation be like?
I recall a situation when I was learning about Electron Microscopy so that I could work in the Electron Microscopy (E.M) Department. During the course of my training, I remember the lead telling me not to use ink to write the labels that would go into the plastic blocks. I said OK.
One day, she was off and I was covering for her and I told myself, what would happen if I used ink to make the labels? So, despite my better judgement, I used ink!
I learned the hard way. The ink was washed/dissolved into the plastic and the labels to identify the blocks were not readable. Thank God, I had my own identifiers and I was able to fix the error. This was not a case of do as I say but a case of me not listening. I told the lead what happened and I never repeated that mistake again.
I share all that to say, I am currently part of a team training students going into the field of histotechnology. What type of trainer would I be? I do not want to be busted for showing short cuts to get the job done quickly but the type of person who shares knowledge that is beneficial and applicable too.
Today, the field of histology needs new histotechnologists who are confident, know about the field of histotechnology and are also passionate about what they do.
As an older technologist, it is my honor to share my knowledge and it also reminds me of parenting too. I have been blessed to have learned from some of the best histotechnologists who have been part of my histotechnology journey.
Proverbs 22:6 says “train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Which I will paraphrase to say Train up (my son and the student histotechnologists) in the way they should go; even when they are old they would not depart from it.”
That is one way to stay away from being busted!
So have you ever been busted by your kid? And what did that teach you?