Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mr. Manners

I realized today that my son is very polite. Just out of habit I make him say thank you when someone gives him something. And I try to remind him to cover his mouth when he coughs. He has picked up on these and I am glad. But today I saw all the polite manners come out. He has one of those old fishing games like I had when I was a kid. The one where the fish spin around and open and close their mouths while you try to catch them with a plastic little fishing pole. Well, he dropped the game in the floor and some of the fish heads came off. He brought them over to me one by one and I fixed them. After I handed each one back to him he said "Thank you". I didn't have to remind him. Then later in the day he did something that I didn't teach him. I sneezed and he said "Bless you". This is a manner that he picked up on from just watching us. It made me so proud. I really have a great kid. Even though he is into EVERYTHING, he really isn't a bad child. He went to church today with my parents and the nursery teacher (who is a Nurse Practitioner) told them that Jackson is the most well-adjusted child she has ever seen. She was impressed with him. That means a lot because she has seen lots of children over the span of her career in health services. I just hope that I continue to be a good influence to him.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it nice when even strangers compliment you on your parenting? I haven't had the chance to meet the lil' guy, but I have no doubt you are a wonderful mother.