We're still working on this whole being a parent thing. In fact, we do our best when we have Isaac on the weekends, then use the week to review our decisions and make revisions in our parenting styles for the next weekend. (Just kidding....kind of.)
We are working at using every-day opportunities to teach him positive things, so today at lunch, we talked about how to eat like a gentleman (for example, gentlemen do not play with their food, and they wipe their face off when they're done). Isaac was pretty attentive to the whole thing, and I told him how good Dave is at being a gentleman. Then, he surprised me a little by turning to Dave and asking him a question.
"Dave, do you have any more ideas for how to be a gentleman?"
So Dave and Isaac talked about more ideas for being a gentleman: Opening doors for ladies, being quick to say "please" and "thank-you," and saying things like "Nice to meet you," if you meet someone new.
I love how impressionable he is, and how much he wants to learn. We have been so impressed with how much he soaks up from what we say. And, I think he learns even more by what we do.
I guess with him around, we'll have to be on our best behavior!