Today is show and tell day at swim class. We get to go stand by the pool and the kids show us all their cool techniques they have learned so far in class. Savannah continues to better her swimming and she LOVES it.
After swim class we had lunch with Miss Heather, Adam and baby Jake. Then it was off to the beach YAY!
I am a mommy that is big on Manner’s. I can remember all Justin and Jordan’s friends that were polite and respectful. You ALWAYS remember those kids. That’s why I am always stressing to Savannah “what do you say?”, “May I please”, “Thank you”, “your welcome” ect…. And for the most part for a 3year old she is pretty good about remembering to use her manners. But when I am not around to remind her I can only hope she continues to use them.
Today while we were at chik-fil-a Savannah was chomping at the bit to get out to the playground and play. As I was taking her high chair back to its place she ran to the door to go out to the playground. I had one eye on her so I knew she wasn’t going far. I noticed another mommy and her daughter go out and Savannah backed out-of-the-way and let them go and waited patiently.
Once we got outside she was running around playing and the Mommy that had passed her at the door walked over to me and asked if the little blonde girl was my daughter and I said yes. She said “she is adorable” and I thanked her I thought that was so kind of her to say. And she continued. She said “I just wanted to let you know when we were walking out here your daughter was standing at the door and when we walked up she backed up and said Excuse me”. She said “I didn’t even think they could say that when they are that little. I just wanted to let you know because as a mom I would want to know that as well”. I BEAMED.. I said thank you and that I am constantly working on her manners with her and I am glad to know they are sticking.
All children should be respectful and should want to be. I feel like you get what you give and if you are kind and respectful 9 times out of 10 that’s what you will receive and it’s something no one can ever take away. I don’t care if I have to tell her a 100 times a day to say please and thank you. If it works I’m ok with it.