Friday, September 17, 2010
Matthew, I'd like you to say Goodmorning!
As we're walking home from taking Joe to school, we kept passing people. I would say good morning, but Matthew stayed quiet. He's shy, and I understand that... but, I also want to teach him how to get past that in the right moments. So, this lady was further down the hill infront of us and I said, "Matthew, when this lady gets close to us, I'd like you to say Good Morning to her.".... "ok Mama." I thought about moments in my life when I knew something was coming that would push me out of my comfort zone. I was imagining his little mouth swallowing hard and his heart racing just a touch... I wanted a picture to remember his moment of growing through the shyness. As she got closer, he did say, "Good Morning." Unfortunately, she was not the most happy of a morning person and Matthew didn't get a really fun response, but he felt proud of himself.
Next, came a lady completely across the 4 lane street and Matthew yelled, "GOOD MORNING!"... Luckily, the lady smiled real big and yelled GOOD MORNING back at him. Now, he's unstoppable with his morning cheer! ;)