Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Silliest Thing About People
My daughter spilled a little bit of milk when she was finishing her cereal this morning. As soon as she was done (and without being asked - I'm so proud!) she got a napkin and cleaned up the spill. As she did it, she explained, "Mommy, since I made a mess, I'm cleaning it up."
I thanked her, and told her I was proud of her for being so responsible. Then she looked at me with a very serious expression and said (in a somewhat baffled tone) "Mommy - did you know that some people make messes and don't even clean them up?!"
"I know!" I said, matching her tone. "Can you believe it?"
"That's ridiculous!" she declared, shaking her head. I agreed. As we walked up the stairs, she shook her head again and said (this time somewhat mournfully) "That's just the silliest thing about people."
So there you have it. More wise words from my five-year-old.
If you make a mess, please clean it up. If you break something, please try to fix it. If you hurt someone, please try to make up for it. Take responsibility for your actions, and do the best you can to set things right if you make a mistake. Otherwise, you're just being silly.