I think quite often about how my language will affect my daughter.  How my running late, my short temper in the car, my lack of patience in queues, will affect her and how she sees the world in which we live.    I don't want her to have the same hang ups as I do, the same petty annoyances.  I don't want her to even think about these things until she absolutely has to (never I hope).

Read here on how the words "Hurry Up" changed one mums view.