Advice seems to be a theme this week :-)
Waaaaay last week (this now feels like months ago) my son and I were together when we got the news that the State of Virginia was cancelling the rest of the in-person school year. As a high school senior, this means no prom, no spring musical performances, no final award banquets, no graduation. Yuck. All I could say was, "I am so sorry dude. This just sucks."
Then he stunned me. "Don't say sorry. It's not your fault. It's part of what I learned at those fancy manner classes (cotillion) you made me go to."
"The two things I remember learning are:
Never apologize if you are not at fault and
Never deny credit if you're worthy of the credit."
Me still: "Huh?"
"Like don't say 'It's just from Target' if someone compliments your dress."
Me still: stunned. God bless the sweet women that hosted cotillion. I think of the approximately 1,000,000 times I have said "sorry" or "it was nothing" when I didn't need to. So glad that my kids are learning something different.