As I say ...
As I do ...
Which carries the most weight?
People of a certain religious bent speak often
and, to my ear, much too loudly ... "As I say."
Action, however, always proves to be
the more eloquent persuader ... "As I do."
"You are what you do when it counts."
These words encapsulate a truth,
define a measure of worth.
The question to consider here,
"When does it count?"
(especially when dealing with children)