“Mom, could you stay here with me for a little moment, please? I do not force you, but ask, if you can please stay” – my little son said in polite voice, without tears, weeping and begging.
I was going to finish daily routine before go to bed, but I froze still. Such a polite request without demand was so unexpected, that I have no reasonable agrument to refuse it, and decided that my matters could wait a bit.
“Our teacher told us that with respect to others we should not demand, just ask, and be ready to accept the refusal as well as consent” – he continued. I was shocked. I really love stuff they teach our children now. I missed it so much in my school years.