So we had Easter dinner at our house this year. I noticed how Tara would say "Please" and "Thank you." How she would wait her turn to talk to the adults. At church, she gave some of her candy to the other kids. I'm so proud of what she's become in such a short time.  Here are some manners that kids should have.

5) When asking for something, say "Please" and "Thank you." This becomes even more helpful when you become married, so learn it young.  PLLEEEEAASSSEE and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

4) Don't interrupt adults who are speaking unless there is an emergency. They'll notice you and talk to you. Wanting a Popsicle from the freezer is not an emergency, Pa Pa locked in the freezer is.

3) When in doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save lots of trouble later. After that, you'll realize that asking for permission is good but asking for forgiveness is better.

2) The world doesn't care who you like or dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself. That's what Facebook is for.

1) Knock on closed doors....wait for a response before entering.  I learned this at a very young age.  I never saw Dad move so fast.  I'm not sure what was going on but sorry.

It seems just like yesterday that I was calling the Hawk from the hospital and letting everyone know that I had a daughter born on my birthday. Now she's almost 10.