Thursday, September 06, 2007

Little Guy Develops Manners

Ever since Little Guy's close brush with the f-word back in July, I've been ramping up my efforts to work on his manners. I routinely ask him to say "please" and "thank you" when we're at home with the hopes that these phrases will become automatic pretty soon.

So last week when we were at the in-laws house, I was a bit disappointed to hear the following exchange between Little Guy and his aunt:

Little Guy (pointing to a toy on the bookshelf): Firetruck!

Aunt: Do you want the firetruck?

Little Guy: FIRETRUCK!

Aunt: What's the magic word?

Little Guy: Uhhhhh...."Want"!

Yeah, so, I guess we've got a little more work to do.


Blogger lildb said...

watch this: I'm gonna say something BRILLIANT and ASTOUNDINGLY ORIGINAL in reference to this post.

on second thought, nahhh.

because, OMIGOD that's hilarious (and so relatable. J has done the exact. same. thing. every few minutes for the last coupla weeks).

11:31 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

*lol* It's a start!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Too funny!

7:08 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Did she crack up when he said that?

I would have.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous my minivan is faster than yours said...

So I just want to make sure I have this husband is your son?!?!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Leah has always been great with please and thank you - but the trade off is because of my horrible trash mouth, she tends to curse off other drivers in the car, in her cozy coupe, and at the store while riding the 50cent (ridiculous!) rides outside.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Well, at least he's honest! ;)

11:36 PM  
Blogger JaniceNW said...

My boys used to say fruck. They had no clue so we'd say truck and guess what? At 16 and 18 they enunciate perfectly. WHOHOO.

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's right. The magic word is want.

Using Need, Like, Hate, or anything else would totally change his meaning....

5:20 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

But I thought "want" was the magic word.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Be Inspired Always said...

That's adorable. At least he is honest is right. That's the first step in having manners :)


2:47 PM  
Anonymous pinks & Blues Girls said...

Maybe the little guy is on to something... I think "please" has been played out. I'm going with "want."

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

3:42 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

At least he didn't say "Give me the f*cking fire truck, b*tch"....

See? Doesn't that make you feel better?

Sorry, that was just wrong.

4:39 PM  
Blogger AmandaD said...

I was raised with far too little understanding that it's ok to want, now I am a full grown doormat. I kinda like his answer.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Lazy Mom said...

Hahaha! Hilarious! I think that's my magic word when I want something too.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Fog City Mommy said...

that was freaking hilarous!!!

5:09 PM  

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