October 19, 2009

The Things We Can Learn From Preschool

I'm beginning to think some adults need to take a few days and visit their local preschool. I'm flabbergasted by some of the lack etiquette I've seen lately. If my four-year-olds can grasp these simple rules, why can't some adults?
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. I was coughed on twice last week at work by two different people. Regardless of whether you think H1N1 is all "hype" and not a threat, honestly, I don't want your germs! On a related note, I finally have convinced my daughters to cough or sneeze into their elbows rather than their hands. They thought I was teasing them when I first showed them how to do that.
  • Wash your hands. My daughters know they wash their hands when they come home from preschool, before they eat, after they use the bathroom and after they've been outside. When I try to use hand sanitizer they seem a little miffed that we're not using soap and water.
  • No cutting in line. Don't you hate it when you're at the grocery store and the person at the back of the line runs for the checker who's opening a new lane?
  • If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. My daughters know there are certain things you should say to someone. This includes "nyah nyah nyah nyah" or sticking your tongue out. I've been "reprimanded" by them for jokingly blowing raspberries at Hubby.
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Stephanie B said...

I wish our elected officials would get hold of that last one. Some behaviors I've seen on TV would shame a kindergartner.

Quadmama said...

Sometimes you have to wonder what they're thinking.

maryanne said...

So true. Sadly...

HST said...

Because I could not look the other way anymore, I moved my kids to a new school in mid June. It was a hard decision to make, because I did not want to move them before they started Kindergarten, but some things just bothered me too much!

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