Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm sorry I keep talking about how great my kids are...

...but I can't help it. Because they are.

Yesterday I was helping in Ben's classroom (cleaning out glue lids and sharpening pencils--woo!) and stayed to have lunch with him. After lunch he was walking on the blue tape line that leads to the big garbage can to throw away his trash. A kid a few feet behind him tripped and spilled his tray full of trash all over the place. I (not being as good as Ben) just kind of watched for a second as the kid started to gather up his trash...until I noticed Ben (being much better than I) was headed right back to help him pick it all up. Other kids walked on by, while I finally got my act together and went to kneel down and help do what my eight-year-old son did automatically.

4 comments:

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

Oh, that we could *all* have Ben's automatic response! Keep reporting the good stuff about your kids. It sure lifted my spirits today.

Alice Wills Gold said...

Ben's a sweetie...what's the scripture I am thinking of...except a man be as a little child he can no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Nanette said...

Sometimes I wonder why WE'RE in charge of these little people--they seem to have their act together a lot more than we do (speaking from experience, of course)

Brad said...

can ben come visit our house and help me pick up trash when i....don't trip but just have trash all around?