Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Just Another Day

My husband and I have tried instill manners in our children. "Yes Ma'am", "No Sir", "Please", "Thank you", etc. Sometimes, I think we've done a good job, sometimes, I'm not so sure. I've taught my son to open doors for ladies, never to ask a woman her age or weight, and a few other things. Now that's not to say that he hasn't learned from example becuase his dad does those things, but I just want him to be a polite, respectful man when he's grown. So this weekend while we were out doing our 'tax-free' back to school shopping, I noticed Tad performing a polite, respectful act. As we were walking up to the door of a department store, Tad saw an older lady coming towards the door from the inside. He ran up, opened the door and stood there long enough for the older lady, his sister, and myself to walk through. Immediately, I complimented him (we've always been big on positive reinforcement) for opening and holding the door for the older lady. He looked at me, shrugged his shoulders and said, "Ahh, Mom....it's just another day, No big deal". My co-worker upon hearing this story said, "That Tad sounds like a card".
If she only knew.....

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Sounds like Mr. Cool!

Sometimes those darned compliments can be sooooo embarrassing, especially coming from Mom!

butterflygirl said...

You've done good!

Art said...

I don't think he was embarrased, just nonchalant. He is well-mannered, though.