Having a house full of children with all different backgrounds can be challenging sometimes. However, we treat all the children the same. They all have to obey the same rules, they need to all use their manners....yes we teach them to say the following: Yes, Ma'am, No, Ma'am, No Sir and Yes, Sir....Please and Thank you. We think that this is very important and the sad thing is that many parents even if the states do not inforce this type of courtesy. It is an everyday reinforcement but the children are doing a great job. In fact, this next thing may even bring tears to some of your eyes.
Sunday was Mother's Day's and Elvin went home to spend the day with his momma and grandmother as well as some other relatives. They ate lunch and had a great time. Later that afternoon his momma stopped by the pulperia ( a small in home 7/11) and bought him a Coke. He turned to his momma and said, "Thank you momma for the drink". She was in shock.....this was the first time ever...in his nine years that he had said THANK YOU without having to be told to say it. She was overjoyed at what she heard. It still works people...you just have to be willing to teach it.