I feel good that we are teaching her this lesson. It is kind and right and honest to acknowledge our actions when they hurt others. And a simple, but earnest, "I'm sorry" can be incredibly healing - for all.
Sometimes Lily will apologize right away, other times it takes a little prodding. In all cases I know she feels proud of herself for "righting" a wrong. Her heart is so kind. "I'm sorry" is never enough. She always offers hugs and kisses. A nice touch.
And for Buck and I, we are taking in the benefits of teaching our values to her. It just reinforces them in us. We take a little more time now before speaking or acting. And, the apologies flow more freely from us. Followed by hugs and kisses. We learn from Lily, too!