If Only Today's kids would learn from these basic lessons...
Don't hit or bite people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life -
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
by Robert Fulghum
Kinda like Abileen:
You are Smart.
You are Kind.
You are Important.
Such easy lessons.
Yet, I find myself sitting in a restaurant watching these totally out of control families around me and thinking...."Is it ME?"
Why am I the only one that thinks it is the kids controlling the parents rather than the other way around. My husband and I ponder this just about every time we are sitting in a restaurant waiting for a meal.
It drives me nuts!!!