I tried my best to manage the situation, but I knew I was getting defeated daily. Something had to change. I prayed, I fasted, I asked God for guidance in helping. It can in a very unusual way.
Would you ever think that a children's book would help unlock the mystery of bad behavior? Well, these Bears held the key that even I totally forgot about: "Forget Their Manners."
One morning my son brought this book to me and asked me to read it. He snuggled in my lap and I began page by page reading it out loud. Oh my!!! That's it. Every page was screaming a mirror image of our home. A cartoon was dramatizing our issue. Not only the Bears forgot their Manners but the Berrys too. (I look back and I thought how could I have missed such a simple principle, that resulted in monumental change?)
HOW COULD I FORGET THE SIMPLE POLITENESS RULES. URRRR.
It might sound silly, but Please and Thank You's were definitely hiding in our home and it was my job to find them.
SO I took notes and did what Mother Bear did: I wrote a Politeness Plan.
Well, I tell you we put the plan into action and great things began to happen: I started to hear Please and Thank you again, and My house got spick and span. It was awesome.
It is pretty simple how simple pretty easily can change things.
Don't forget your manners, I say.
In the business of life, I really overlooked these simple solutions. But know that they are back in place, my house seems so have such a sweeter spice diffused in our home.
Thanks Bearenstain Bears, Thank You.