A child learns how they are to behave by watching the grown-ups around them.
What kind of people do I want my children to grow up to be?
The kind who hold doors, offer seats, pick up liter, and add change to expired parking meters.
I want them to be the kind of people who smile at strangers in a crowded train & chat easily in a grocery store check out line with old ladies buying cat food and toilet paper.
I want my child to be the kind of person who would be so nice she would leave her Papa a note & snake for him to find while she was away at a slumber party. I was as surprised as he was to find it, she didn't tell me about it. She wasn't looking for approval or a reward she was just being nice.
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