Do you greet your family members with a "good morning "every day?

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@Roseo8 (2947)
India
January 26, 2010 4:00am CST
Very often we see that early in the morning while answering the phone or while going to work,or in offices and schools,people wish each other a very good morning.....But how many of you wish your own family members,like your partner,siblings or kids who sleep with you,with a good morning,as soon as you wake up?...If you fail to do so,can you give a reason?
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@kiran8 (14857)
• Mangalore, India
8 Feb 10
Hi Roseo, that's so true, we do tend to take our own family members for granted in many ways.I make it a point to wish my children in the morning, infact they too never forget to wish me. My son , while he comes here for his holidays( studying in the US) wakes up very late, but calls out from under the sheets to wish me , if I happen to go to his room on some work and promptly goes back to sleep...lol....I joke back telling him 'Rise and shine my son ...' I agree we need to care more for our own family members - all the best
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
9 Feb 10
Hi kiran.....I agree we mothers should make this a practice in every homes and teach our children to greet everyone each day......Ironically my elder son is also in the US and every morning I chat with him and say good bye to him singing..."Soja rajakumara soja"...since he is 11 hours behind my time and goes to bed as soon as we sign off.......
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@kiran8 (14857)
• Mangalore, India
17 Jun 10
You are lucky Roseo that your son speaks to you every morning, mine doesn't bother to call for weeks together and when he does he chats for a couple of hours and promises to call me the next week and promptly forgets....he has always been like that forgets his own birthday when he gets immersed in his studies .Last year he forgot my birthday and called me a week later, still doubtful about the date and after all the dressing down he got, this year he called me a day earlier LOL...
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
26 Jan 10
Hi Rose, At the moment there is just my wife and I at home, but we always wish each other good morning. This is something that I've always done as it's what I was taught while growing up. The only time it wouldn't happen would be if someone was leaving the house early and before others were awake. Blessings.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hello Pose,Its just that very often seeing the same person every day when you wake up may cause the greeting to be a very formal ,even mechanical affair and we even tend to overlook it....For isnt it said ....familarity breeds contempt.... I am glad in your case this is not so...Keep up the good work.......
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
3 Feb 10
Hi Rose, It is true that we can be even polite to strangers even if they made the mistake but we may rude with our kids though the false is in our part. The same way we are forgetting about the inmates at home but be very particular on phone calls, friends and in office. But the trend in north is really appreciable when the kids are always making a point to say a ‘namsthe’ to their parents in morning (I am not sure this practice is going on in every home, but I seen the same in some homes, when the father back from work the kids are greeting with a ‘namasthe’.) If you ask me, I will be included in the first category, as I am always busy in morning, making the Tiffin for my school going kid and then wake him up and forcing him to do the brushing, bathing etc. But on holiday they may wake up by their own and then comes to me then I may say a ‘good morning’ (just expressing my happiness as they wake up by their own).
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Feb 10
Hi sree...sadly in most homes here I think family members have little time or inclination to greet each other.The parents are busy getting ready for work and the children are forced to get out of bed and get ready for school early in the morning itself......And its a sad plight to see them running out of the house to catch the school bus even wihtout having breakfast..... Yes up in the north things appear to be better...I remember when I went to Gujarat,my son's friend who is a local there actually greeted me and touched my feet,on being introduced.......I was really moved by this gesture....
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
3 Feb 10
Touching feet on elders is a mark of respect and here (north) people won’t hesitate to do this. I have seen the daughter-in-laws touching their mother-in-law’s feet every morning when they see each other. I think it is another kind of greeting and showing respect too.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
9 Feb 10
ha...that's a good gesture..I wish sas-bahu every where will spent less time watching serials about sas-bahu fight and spent more meaningful time together.....,caring and respecting each other....
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@apsara60 (6613)
• Israel
26 Jan 10
Hi Rose.......you really asked a very nice question. It reminds me of my Late father, he really was a wonderful man. When we were children I remember, every morning, we use to greet each and every family member with Good morning and every night with good night.The words Thank you, please, Sorry, excuse me........were always used by us. We were so cultured and good mannered. Today I feel our parents were strict with us, but indeed they made us feel proud in society. I hate myself when I think, why we could not become such good parents of our children. And the reason is that we become too friendly with our children and did let go things too easily........this does not mean that our children are not well mannered, but I still feel the ways of our ancestors were much better and they were much better parents than us.....at least that applies for me. , so I have decided that when I will have my grand children, I am going to bring them up just like my father brought us up.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hi Aps Deary...Now dont start blaming yourself.....I think you should blame the modern technology for widening the gap between us and our children... Yes,when we were young we spent a lot of time with our parents and grand parents...and learned many things from them...They had all the time in the world to tell us stories and teach us what was right and wrong...But now .... Children spent more time with their Pcs,Tv ,Video games etc right from the time they get out of their nappies.They are not interested in hearing stories from us or advice either....They prefer watching all the wrong stories on TV and value the advice of their friends more......Hence we are not able to mould our children in the way we want too..And yes...very often paretns are tooooo busy to spent much time with their children........And when it comes to our grandchildren when we have them...the less said the better.....
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@apsara60 (6613)
• Israel
27 Jan 10
Rose dear,I must say you are really very intelligent. I am really impressed by your reply. All the reasons that you have given above are so true and facts of life. I feel lighter now as you did remove this burden of guilt from my concious.I think mujhe jeena tum se skikhna chiye....whole life I have been blaming myself for everything. tu phele kyu nahi mili .......
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
oh come on Aps...Dont make me embarassed...Its nothing to do with intelligence..When we deal with our children we are blinded by motherly love...And often do not stop to think or analyse our actions.....If you stop to do that once in a while,everything becomes more clear to you....We are not perfect human beings or perfect mothers.We just try to do things our way...Its not essential that all that we do for our children is always correct or perfect...So some self analysis once in a while helps.....
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Sometimes I do. If I don't, half asleep, he's running late, I'm running late, I've been interupted by, "Honey, where's my _________."If I didn't use it last, I don't know would be the answer. If I don't wash it, ditto. Have you seen my __________ might be a better question and he does say that sometimes, esp. if it's something I never touch, like most of his tools. Sometimes the two male cats are fighting and we start our day breaking up a cat fight. I find it interesting that in English, when 2 women fight, it's called a cat fight, but most fights I see with cats on a daily basis are males. They both want to dominate, but neither wants to give in. I wouldn't care, but they go for the eyes, ears, nose, and that costs me money. Plus they could blind, deafen, or mess with the nose/mouth so I have to bring to the vet.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Swing with your left paw; swing with your right. Now, when I yell and the other one goes to walk away, bite his tail. My favorite is when they both want to "take it outside." No, one or the other of you goes out and when that one comes back in, the other goes out.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
no i dont. har har har. because i work at nights and wake up afternoon already. har har har. but i always tell them i love them when i arrive from work on mornings. i dont have the chance to great them good morning. but i do always tell them goodnight for i call before my son's bed time. atleast i have a good reason. har har har. but if i am still awake and my baby woke up i say good morning my baby bird but that is not all the time.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hello se7enth...Well since your work hours are different from ordinary mortals,the only option you have is to greet your family when you come home for work..And I can see you are doing a good job of it.....he..he...Keep up the good work.....After all ,all that matters is to show that you love and care for your family........
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@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
No. because aside from the fact that I am away from my family, i don't really feel comfortable doing it. I simply smile at anyone of them, and I believe that is more than a good verbal greetings.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hello DenverL ..I dont see why you get uncomfortable with a verbal greeting ....Yes I agree a nice smile can brighten any one's day..ther is nothing wrong with that ,but I am sure you will agree that if a "good morning" accompanies your smile,you will get better results....Why ont you try it out.....????
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 10
Hi Rose, nice to see you back. Morning greetings has been bypassed in my home. No one see the need to greet each other to welcome a new day everyday. I wish I had instilled that greetings in my family to break the morning ice.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hello zandi.....I am really glad to be back after my hibernation for a few months... And you know its not too late to start.....You can start to greet your family from now onwards ...say its your new year resolution..he..he..Its just a small gesture ,but believe ,it is an invaluable gesture......
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@vandana7 (57187)
• India
26 Jan 10
It is my papa who wake me up in the morning! To be honest, I am up, but I like him coming and running his hand on my forehead. LOL. I know it is very childish, but that's the the way I am. :)
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hi Vandana...Lucky you to have your father still around you and to wake you up every day with a loving caress.....Sigh..Not all people are that lucky....So count your blessings dear.......have a good day......
@abhii16 (59)
• India
26 Jan 10
Yes ,i do wish good morning to my siblings and my parents every day .Its very rare that i would forget to do it but even if i ,by mistake, dont , then my family members wish and i very happily wish them too in reply.. cya..tc.
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hello Abhii....Good morning.....ha..ha...And its nice to see that you and your family members greet each other invariably...Its definitely a nice way to start each day,and also a nice way to cement the family bond...So keep up the good work.......
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 10
I am currently living with my parents as I had to move back because of the recession and I couldn't afford my place, anyhow I digress slightly, every morning I always greet my parents and offer to make them a cup of tea, before getting my breakfast, we discuss what we are up to during the day and it makes the morning a social occasion rather than all rushing off.