Life has been crazy busy! I know my world typically feels like that, but lately I’m in hyper-speed. Therefore, I’ve not taken much time to reflect on much of anything.
Last night AHS held Prom. As I watched the kids, who really behaved themselves very well, I realized the loss of a different type of education. The education of being a gentleman.
As the mother of two young boys I recognize that this education is crucial to their futures. Some might think that can’t possibly be the case. I stand by it. What could possibly make being a gentleman important?
Our boys will open doors for ladies, hold their right arms out to escort them, shake hands firmly with all, look people in the eyes when talking or listening to them, chew with their mouths closed, say please and thank you, among many other things.
Normally, I do not have values that are considered “old fashioned.” This is one way of thinking that may be thought of as old fashioned, but it’s still highly fashionable. One of the reasons I fell in love with Paul is because he was/is a gentleman and always treated me like a lady.
These are simple tools that I need to provide for our children. These tools will help set them apart from others and help earn them the respect of others. Which equal ways to help them become successful in whatever paths they choose.
Next year I need to remember to teach our juniors and seniors some of these simple tools. If anything, maybe I can just show them how to offer an arm to their dates. Another opportunity for me to serve as their educator.