As parents we are constantly questioning ourselves about how we are raising our children as we travel along the path of parenthood. Every once in awhile we are lucky enough to receive a glimpse of the type adults they will become. I have been told not only is Walker primarily a well behaved child but he is one of the most compassionate students this particular teacher has taught.
He is now receiving phone calls from friends and some of them girls. A neighbors daughter who happens to be in his class called and wanted a play date. She came over and they played for several hours. When it was time to go home I reminded Walker to escort her out. He then proceeded (without any prompting) to walk her all the way home. I did say to him when he returned that he didn’t have to do that and his reply was, “I know… I just wanted to walk her all the way home”.
It’s the small things that he has learned that will make a difference in the long run. He put a smile on my face and I don’t even think he realizes how he did it. Teaching our kids to make the right decisions for the right reasons is nothing easy. Sometimes we have to let them make the mistakes so they learn for the next time.