I am brimming with pride as I write this because of what my two boys did today. Because of their innocence at being just 2 and 4, they helped someone out with the simplest of tasks. To my two year old I think it was a game but I honestly believe that my 4 year old did it as he knew he was helping someone. What they did was help a lady load her shopping up to the counter from her trolley. They started to do this as I was paying for our shopping and when I turned around the first thing I said was 'Stop it boys' because I hadn't seen the whole scenario play out from the beginning. And that now makes me feel bad because my first though was that they were doing something naughty.
Yes they are monsters at times but I can't blame my thinking on that, I honestly believe it is down to the society we live in. We live in the day and age that some people can get funny at the offer of help, where people can get annoyed at a child crying in a supermarket and where we are constantly thinking about what others are thinking of us.
When I finally realised that they were helping, after the kind lady had smiled and said 'it's ok' my heart could have burst. With pride, with love and with knowing these two boys were all mine. And that I had brought them up and the guidance from my husband, myself and our families have made them the boys they are today. The smiles on their faces as we said goodbye to the lady and the cashier can only be described as beaming as I was saying well done to them and telling them how kind they had been.
I can't be the only one that their first thought when it comes to something their child is doing is negative? I am ashamed to say it has happened to me more than a couple of times, one time being when Finley was messing with the remote control I thought he was just flicking through the channels for fun. When I asked him to stop he told me he was looking for a television programme Noah had asked for.
I am too quick to jump to conclusions and I don't stop to look at the situation before I criticise. The boys act today has really made me think on how I need to approach situations and how I need to stop thinking of the negatives and start being a little more positive.