There is this one moment in my life that I can still recall from my childhood. Actually, there is more than one, but this one is very vivid. I was in Colorado with Mom, Dad and Benji and I'm not sure how hold we were, but we were pretty young. I bet Benji was 5, which would have made me 9. We were sitting in a restaurant and out of nowhere a man walks over to our table and tells mom and dad that he has been watching our family and just wanted to tell them what well-mannered kids we were and what a nice family we had. I can still remember how genuinely kind he was. And how proud my parents were when he came over.
So that is my new goal in life. Someday I want a stranger to come over to our table at a restaurant and compliment us on what well-mannered children we have. Lofty life goal, I know. Ok...you can stop laughing now. ;-) Apparently, this happened with my own children one time when I was not present (they were with Mimi & Grandad) so that totally doesn't count. My kids turn into angels when they go visit the Grandparents! At least I know they have it in them....sweet little souls!