The Psalmist said, "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." (Psalm 127:3.)
And one of the greatest rewards of children is grandchildren. As a grandmother of 12, I sense great reward and a grave responsibility towards the care of those precious ones God has blessed me with. I've talked , and will likely discuss more in depth, about the tea parties that I have with the granddaughters. The one above was a "prairie tea party." Don't they look gorgeous and feminine? They used their best tea party manners, as they always do at tea parties. The goal is to see them do this all the time! Now let's look at what boys do:
You guessed it; that's a frog! Those boys played with that poor frog until it was dead. (Now if one of the girls had played with the frog until it died, she would have cried her little heart out. Oh, yes. The girls do play with frogs. They name them Susie, Samantha, Jenny, Marguerite.......notice anything about the names? Yep! They are always girls.) Oh, they also would have had a funeral, buried it, and said a prayer over it. Then they would have made a lovely cross for it's grave marker.
But the boys? They just say, "Oops, that's too bad," and go off looking for some other poor miserable creature. Could it be that boys really are made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails?
I am going to blog for a few days about teaching manners to little boys. Hopefully it will be beneficial to someone. Perhaps my daughters of boys will read it, anyway. They can critique me. Let me know what you think as I expand this over the next few days, okay?