It isn't often that you find out that you must be doing something right as a parent.
There are no real milestones your kids reach where you can say, "Yeah I did that."
Other than maybe potty training. Most things are a matter of development in their own time.
And if other people tell you your kids are polite then you must be doing something right.
My sons were on vacation last week with thier aunt and uncle. This aunt and uncle never tell them 'No." Of course they enjoy this aunt and uncle.
So there they were in North Carolina.
My sister related this story to me this weekend.
The whole bunch was in a barbecue restuarant. My 10 YO was ordering. When the waitress asked what he wanted to drink he looked at her and told her that he and his brother had had a lot of sugar that day so they should have milk.
My sister said the waitress was speechless for a moment. The restaurant didn't have milk, but someone went across the street to the supermarket to buy it.
Just because my 10 YO knew he needed to have milk.
It warms my heart.