Thursday, May 16, 2013

What My Daughters Want You to Teach Your Sons - A Follow Up

Yesterday, I posted a list of thing I want other parents to teach their sons before those boys date my daughters (many, many years from now!)  While that post was swirling in my head, I decided it would be interesting to ask my daughters what they think the boys need to know.  So, as we ate supper together, I asked them "When you are older and go on a date with a boy, what kinds of things do you hope his parents will have taught him?"  I thought they had some pretty good suggestions, too. :-)

-Emily, 5, said parents should teach him:
1) Don't get a bunch of tattoos.                        
2) Don't drive crazy.

This guy is NOT allowed!

-Megan, 8, said parents should teach him:

1) Be nice to other people.
2) Don't be a robber.    

Good idea, Rachel!  I think he's a pretty good catch, myself!

-Rachel, 10, said parents should teach him:
Know when to be funny and when to be serious.  "Like Daddy," she said.  "A lot of the time he is really funny and silly.  But, when he is working, he is very, very serious."

What I like about these suggestions from my girls is their simplicity and straightforwardness.  Unlike me, they are not thinking about it too much - they are just saying the first things that come to their young minds.  The other thing I like is that it shows they are starting to develop a sense of  qualities they think are good qualities for people to have.  Hopefully, that means they will strive to embody these qualities as well.  (And, they will not grow up to be robbers with a bunch of tattoos, thank goodness!)


Unknown said...

This is adorable! I hope you do this every year and watch how their answers change!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks Heather and that's a great idea!

Martha said...

What a sweet post! No bank robbers - ha!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks, Martha!

AnnMarie said...

I love this! Aren't kids so funny? We get all deep and list a bunch of things and they simply don't want a lot of tatoos, no robbers and someone that is funny but knows when to be serious. You're girls are smart and now this makes me want to ask my kids the same thing.

Enthusiastic Bookworm said...

LOVE this and so want to do this when my son is a bit older. I'd be interested in what he thinks makes a good partner.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks AnnMarie! You should ask your kids - it makes a great blog post! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks Karen!! So glad you visited me!

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