Thursday, February 07, 2008

Peas and Cues

For a few weeks now we have been trying to teach Tricky to say please and thankyou. We feel it helps give his customary barked orders (Wattah! Crackah! Cheeeeese!) a slightly softer feel.

I can now report that our patience was finally rewarded this morning at 5.45 am when we were suddenly woken by the following loud and plaintive wail: Daddeee! Up! Peeeeeeeease....

6 comments:

Maggie May said...

How cute! Please keep up the good work with manners! Some of the children at the school where I work have no manners at all.

Nic said...

Tooo funny! It seems they very quickly learn to use please in just the places we don't want them to. But how can you not respond?

Maggie May said...

Hi again! I have an award for you on my post!

Catizhere said...

Keep up the good work. Manners are important.
I think it just so sweet when Will looks at me over his empty plate & hollers "MMMEEAATT!!!!"
Once I give him "The Look", he says in a real high pitched voice, "peeeese."

Once I refill his plate, he'll stuff a handfull into his face & say, "da-koo".

Mima said...

It just goes to prove that he is listening, it is just on his terms! The problem is that because you want the please you can't leave him for just a few more minutes - is it always Daddy's job to get him up in the morning!!!

Mima said...

I tried various of the alternative things early on, and ended up spending a lot of money with no result to show and got a bit disillusioned. I do counselling, and have massages, and would be doing acupuncture if I could find someone to come to the house and do it! Other than that I stick to main stream. I have an aunt who has also been sick for a long time, and she moves from one alternative to another trying absolutely everything, and believing that each will help, and she has spent so much money, and tried some truly awful things - she and her daughter both have central lines at the moment where they plug in various things, and none of it seems to have helped them. An they are always on this rollercoaster with treatments. I kind of figure that it is enough of a rollercoaster with the symptoms without adding to it, but that is a very personal decision that we all have to make, and I think that we each have to respect each others choices. I am guessing from the way that you write that you have tried various alternatives, and I really hope that they have helped you. Let me know!