Be good

Short conversation overheard in a department store, between a woman and a little girl about five years old.

‘Emily, please be good.’ The mother asked calmly.

‘I can’t’ said Emily, sounding as if being good was a skill beyond her ability.

‘Yes you can, please try.’

I loved the considerate way in which they talked to each other and Emily’s answer just made me smile.

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2 thoughts on “Be good

  1. Haha. I can imagine the look on Emily’s face. Children…when they get your attention, they have a way of leaving you with a hearty smile or something to remember.

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