A Lesson in Modesty
My daughter Grace, who is eight, wasn't...
How do I say this?...feeling good 'down yonder'?
and was embarassed to come and tell me. She did tell me, however, and everything turned out ok. I used this as an opportunity to explain to her about modesty and commended her for it, yet still wanted her to realize that it was important to come to me with 'those' kind of problems no matter how 'embarassing'.
Fast forward to late afternoon.
A Lesson in Honesty
I had told her that she couldn't watch a movie after doing her schoolwork until her room was cleaned up. But then our day was sidetracked by some unexpected errands we had to attend to and schoolwork got shelved (yes, pun intended!). We didn't get home until later in the afternoon. Of course, I forgot about her needing to clean her room. She then comes in after getting ready to pop in a DVD and says, "Mom, didn't you say I had to clean my room before I could watch a movie?" I said she was right and thanked her for her honesty. She knew I had forgotten, and she could just say she had forgotten but chose to be honest about it.
Fast forward to bedtime (btw, earlier during our errands, she got some pretty, new undies).
I'm in the bathroom getting ready for bed when Grace comes in and says, "I'm not trying to be unhonest, but look", and proceeds to lift up her nightie just high enough for me to see her pretty new undies! (I'm thinking, what does honesty have to do with her new panties? Oh, I get it!)
Unhonesty, Dismodesty, who cares? Lessons learned? Priceless! (I guess we did school after all.)
It's All She Got It Good!