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The Most Important Thing In The World

by Megan

I hope that I’m teaching my children to be good people.

Today when we were leaving Target, I put the kids in the van and then turned around with the cart to find a cart stall to put it in. An older couple was walking past, and the lady offered to take it from me, to put it away as they went inside. So nice, right?!

I got in the car and the following conversation ensued (wish it could be verbatim, but it’s as close as I can remember):

Me: Wow, there sure are some nice people in the world.
Carter: Why?
Me: Because they were raised right. Their mommies taught them to be nice. Because being nice to people is the most important thing in the whole world.

Carter: Which mommy said that?
Me: Your mommy is saying that to you right now. You should always be nice, because that is the most important thing in the world.
Carter: Why?
Me: Because that means you are a good person.

Me: Jesus said that whenever you do something nice to someone else, it’s just like you are doing something nice to Jesus or Heavenly Father.
Carter: Oh that’s good! I love them!

(wait for it)

Carter: …The other most important thing in the world is that when you are eating something cold outside, and it’s hot, and you are in the shade, it cools you down.

Me: Carter, you just wrote a blog post for me.

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On Vanessa: Dress- Tommy Hilfiger, Shorts- Children’s Place, Sandals- Walmart
On Carter: Shirt- Gymboree, Shorts- Carter’s, Shoes- Famous Footwear (and on the wrong feet!)

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Gramma September 6, 2012 - 5:59am

Love this blog post!! Love the message and love the pictures of my adorable grandkids! And I was going to comment on Carter’s shoes, but I see you already did! :)

Sarah Segovia September 6, 2012 - 5:52am

this is just too funny and cute!
made my night! :)

Jessica September 6, 2012 - 12:49pm

your children are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kilee Nickels September 6, 2012 - 1:02pm

Its so funny explaining things to kids. Its not easy! Very cute.

I’d love for you to link up to WKWW-What Kids Wore Wednesday Link Party this week at ONE little MOMMA!


Kelly September 6, 2012 - 4:43pm

Hahahahaha! SO CUTE!

Kassi Mortensen September 6, 2012 - 11:11pm

Haha. That’s awesome. I see a philosopher in Carter someday. ;)

Sarah September 7, 2012 - 1:52am

That’s one of my biggest hopes for my kids, that the are genuinely nice people. I try my best to instill that in them, here’s to hoping it sticks!

Megan September 8, 2012 - 3:11am

haha love that he said that. so so cute!

A Proverbs 31 Wife September 10, 2012 - 12:54pm

I love it! Kids don’t stay focused real long do they?
It’s really awesome that you use small things like that to teach your children

Meredith September 13, 2012 - 11:57am

Perfect! Way to use that teachable moment and fantastic little blogger you’re got there :) Found you via the Mommy Brain Mixer and your blog is great :)

Emily September 14, 2012 - 4:30am

Isn’t that all we all really want? To raise kind, good little people. It’s one of the things I can look back on ans say, I did it.

S September 14, 2012 - 4:37pm

That kid’s brilliant! I love it!

ramsaygrace September 19, 2012 - 3:59am

Love it! That’s one smart cookie you have there–he’s got it all figured out. :-)

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