There are some days when I look at my kids and wonder whether anything I've tried to teach them has sunk in - and then, there are days like today. At the breakfast table, Maddie told me of a recent visit to visit Grammy Pat. Her two cousins (A & G), Eva and she had snuck into my 14 year old sister's room (L). L has a gumball machine and an impress collection of Beanie Babies, so you can understand the attraction. A, G & Eva helped themselves to the gumballs, and took one for Maddie, too. As Maddie put it, "I told them I didn't want it cuz it wasn't mine. That's stealing, and I didn't want you to be mad." My mother's heart just about burst with pride. She does listen to me!