Tabitha and Seth had an accident tonight. Seth wasn't exactly looking where he was running then crash, bam, BOOM, Tabitha is shrieking. Seth also got hurt, he hit his head on her mouth. She did have some blood coming from her lip and it took a while to quiet her down (we were out in public, so we tried to do this as quickly as possible).
Shortly afterwards Tabitha asked if she could give thanks for our supper. Instead of just giving her usual spiel, she also added, "and I'm sorry that I got mad at Seth for bumping into me." The eating commenced. About five minutes later, Seth turns to Tabitha and tells her in all sincerity that he was sorry he bumped into her.
I didn't praise the kids for their actions, but I tell you, it warmed my heart so much. It really is a wonderful feeling to see your children making correct decisions.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6