Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Old Fashioned Values

Having kids really makes me think about the old fashioned values I learned from my parents and extended family as a child.

Don't interrupt

Always give up your seat for someone older, less able bodied or pregnant

Hold the door to make sure no one is behind you

Say excuse me

Use rules pertaining to right of way

Eat at the table

Don't use foul language

Use proper grammar

Invite everyone to play

If you have something for one you should have it for all

The guest gets the toy

If you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all

Respect adults and address them properly

And on and on...

Where did all of these values go? Were they terrible in some way that I don't know about? Why aren't we still practicing these things? I hope my children will see these things in me and put them in practice. For the sake of humankind I hope other mamas do the same.