|Our precious gift- Arwen|
From Trish "My idea is to base the rules of what can be shared on Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I have paraphrased the description of the virtues I want to see displayed in this happy venture as follows:
So here goes my post on LACE:
We have since our oldest children were babies tried to teach the basic manners to our children. Now I know most people don't object to the use of 'Ta' but I had a fundamental problem with it right from the start. My reasoning being that the babies learn the word thank you just as easily as a meaningless word like 'ta' that they then need to re-learn as thank you.
We have always taught our children please and thank you and were very happy that they learnt these at a young age.
It has been even more enjoyable and satisfying to have our older children help the babies learn too.
Arwen has been saying please and thank you for some months now, and it is so sweet to hear her little baby voice say it as she turns her little earnest face to you.
However I have tried also to say "You're welcome" as people including my children say thank you and was thrilled to discover that Arwen is saying this as well.
The last couple of days as I have said thank you to her as she brings me flowers, this being an everyday event, I have heard her say "You're welcome". Today Vellvin also heard her say it and thought this a wonderful little thing too.
Arwen also has the sweetest way of saying 'I Love You' that just melts my heart along with a big kiss and a 'huggie' too.
I hope that you see this as fitting in with LACE and that we can encourage our children to learn virtues through imitation and how important this is in the life of our children.
Such a little thing like basic manners can be an uplifting and encouraging event for everyone involved.
So please join Trish in her lovely 'LACEwork' this week (click on the image below)