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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Mr. Manners


In the bid to raise polite children, it seems I've unfortunately made them into serial thankers. I was putting together a small botanical experiment for Solom when this exchange happened:

Solom: Thank you for putting the rubber band on the bottle, Mama.

Me: Solom, you're thanking me for all the wrong things!

Solom: Thank you for all the wrong things, Mama.

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait for Jahan to start saying "Please" and "Thank you." I hold a cookie out to her. She immediately perks up and starts whining and reaching for it. I keep holding it out of her reach. Her whine intensifies. "Say, Please, Mama," I say. Whine. "Please, Mama." Whineeee!!!!! OK, I think this will do. I hand over the cookie. "Say, Thank you, Mama." Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom.

    Lots of love to Solom.

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  2. Oh Dear...but so very endearing...loads of hugs to the charming young boy.

    Warm wishes

    Anu

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    1. Awww thanks Anu. Big hug to you and yours.

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  3. That would feel wonderful being thanked 'for all the wrong things'. My 2 year old niece is also a kind of serial thanker. While she is being bathed by her mom she keeps saying thanks at every step: when her mom undresses her, when she applies baby bath, when she applies shampoo, etc. I can't even list the things she is thankful for.

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    1. Yeah, it's sweet but it's also a sign of over-training ;-)

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