Monday, January 30, 2012

A teachable moment

Last week, my dad, my 10-year-old and I went out to lunch together. Heading into the restaurant, he held the door for his grandpa and for me. As I walked through, I said, "Remember, always open the door for a lady."

Grandpa chimed in. "Yes, always hold the door for a lady. It's even more important to hold a door for a lady than for a grandpa or an old man."

There are lots of teachable moments that present themselves when raising kids. I take every chance I can to emphasize kindness and courtesy to my boys.  I know I'm getting way ahead of myself, but in that moment I found myself thinking that one day he's going to fall in love. And maybe him opening doors will be one of the things that makes her fall in love with him.

"What about for a lady who's a grandma?" he asked. "Ah, that's the most important," I told him. :)


Searching For Simplicity said...

I think it is fantastic you are instilling these values. It is so lacking in many of the youth today. I am a new follower.

Jenn said...

Awww... sweet! That's one of those moments that you'll always remember! I'm a new follower from the hop, and I had to stop by your blog, because mine has a very similar title...mine is "Misadventures in Motherhood!"

Mine's a humor blog about all things motherhood, and I'd love for you to stop by sometime! Have a wonderful weekend! It's nice to meet you!

Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

What's in a name.. said...

Following you via Friday Blog Hop. Hope you will follow me too @

sanna said...

This is heartwarming!

Im a new follower via hop.
Im an expectant mommy for baby #1 so Im very much interested in your stories.

I hope you check out mine, if you may.