One of my bestest friends has two sets of twins. Yes, you read correctly, she has TWO sets of TWINS! And yes, she is a ROCKSTAR momma too! Two boys who are the same age as my oldest daughter Lily (10) and a little girl and another little boy who are five. When I say these kids are well-behaved, I am NOT even kidding you. Her little girl Grace says, “nice to see you again” and extends a hand when she sees you and all of her boys are just as polite. She and her family live in Florida now but I have Spring Break with her and one of our other besties every year. I love getting to see her children because they are such a joy to be around. When they lived here and we had playdates with them, I never had to worry because our kids always got along and they treated each other with kindness. In fact, we are doing a Disney trip with them over Christmas and I cannot wait to get a fix of her sweet kids!
We work on manners and kindness to others every single day in our house. We teach our daughters to look at people in the eyes when they are speaking to them. To say yes, please. No thank you. Obviously, they are kids so they are far from perfect but it’s a work on progress and one we will continue working on for the rest of their childhood. I appreciate nothing more than parents who work diligently on instilling etiquette and manners in their children. I have another bestie who makes sure her sons hold the door open for women. I love that! She also has some pretty amazing boys! I may be biased but most of my friends have pretty amazing children! And allllll of our kids will be the next generation so wouldn’t it be great to send them into the world mastering the whole etiquette and politeness thing? And more!
Which one thing do you feel is important to teach our kids and/or that you taught your kids?
XO Surviving Mommy