Friday, December 9, 2011

A Lesson On Kindness...Charlie Style

At my boys' school, there is a big focus on kindness. In an effort to ward off the bullying problem that so many schools deal with and because they have a  holistic approach to teaching kids. It's about more than just academics. They really want to teach the kids how to be good people. (Which, hello, I LOVE!)

I love backing up what they are learning at school at home. That is one reason why I love volunteering in their classrooms. I go home and use the same language as their teachers and they look at me like, "Man, you know about that too!" It's great.

My boys are really kind at school. I have heard from all of their teachers that they are pleasant and never mean. Always thoughtful. Well that's just fan-freakin-tastic because at home they go at it like professional boxers.

Kindness? What is that? Apparently it doesn't apply to brothers.

So I am super duper pulling the kindness card and trying to teach kindness is to be shown to EVERYONE, yes, even your brothers.

On the way to school, they boys were arguing in the back seat. (Wow, that's different.)

Me: Excuse me, but where is the kindness?

Charlie: It's in God's Word!

(THIS KID)

Me: Well it needs to be in your heart and in your words.

This precious child then belts out a very loud rendition of Barney:

I LOVE YOU! YOU LOVE ME! WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY!

And then the other two boys join in:

WITH A GREAT BIG HUG AND A KISS FROM ME TO YOU! WON'T YOU SAY YOU LOOOOOVE MEEEEE TOOOOOOO!

What in the world am I going to do with these children.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my I love this...be proud Momma, they are good boys ;)

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  2. Sounds like they get the kindness thing just choose to ignore it when it relates to brothers. :)
    And hey...pulling out Barney? Now that's special.

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