Maybe a little late for me as my son turns sixteen in two weeks. But then I have blogged this before, so maybe it really is my fault if he doesn’t know.
Time will pass you by in a blink of a moment. It seems like just yesterday when we took this picture. Fast forward 3 years, and our youngest son Ethan is now 6, Beau is 8 and our oldest Jack will soon be 10. The time of dressing like a super hero and showing off your muscles is long gone. However, while they are still young, I have a lot to teach these kids, but lets start with these 10 things:
1- How to respect a car and fix a car before they get one. They need to know that it is not a toy. A car requires work to keep it looking nice.
2- Open a door for your mom, your sister and your date! (And go out of your way to do it!)
3- Shake someone’s hand when you meet them – you don’t need to wait for them to reach out. Reach out to them instead. Look them in the eye, too.
4- Accept a compliment! If someone says that you played a great game, just say thank you. Don’t criticize yourself.
5- As the great basketball coach Jimmy Valvano stated, “Don’ t give up! Don’t ever give up.” You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to try your best.
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