Other Mommies. Manners?

Yesterday at the sandbox, I was struck with the lack of manners that are instilled with people these days.

I know that we are all busy, I know that we all think that we are important, I know that our sons and daughters are just learning… BUT really MOMMY do you have to be so rude?

A simple please, thank you, you’re welcome, is it so challenging to engage with another for a moment?

I find myself holding the door for others all the time, I make it a point to meet someones eyes and say thank you, I also say you are welcome when someone finally says thank you; I actually say you are welcome when someone misses the opportunity to say thank you as well… I’ve had it.  I just don’t understand what has happened to our society, it doesn’t make sense to me.  I don’t think I was raised in any different of a household than most, I never took etiquette classes, I was just taught plain manners, I was taught to mind my P’s and Q’s…  hmmm.  What is happening?

So, I hope that other mommies are practicing, that they instill manners and thank you’s…  I hope that we move toward a better, more mindful population otherwise we are in for a very rude awakening…

unit next time.