Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Manners, Please

We practice manners almost every minute that Emmy is awake.

Usually the first words out of her mouth in the morning?  "I watch Tooey Tooey" (read: Toy Story).  I correct her and make her repeat with me "Mama, may I watch Toy Story please?".

Almost everything she wants starts with "my".  I know in her mind it means the same thing as "may I please have".  And gosh darn it, the little girl is smart- why use 4 words when you can use 1? But I love her and I want her to be a well mannered and respectful child.  So, as much as humanly possible, we say things using manners.

Today on the way home from church, I hear from the backseat "My Tooey Tooey please?".  Ah, sweet victory is mine.  She just said please without being prompted!  I immediately turned on the movie for her and commended her for using manners.  As soon as I started praising her, I then hear "May I please watch Tooey?".  WHAT?  Even better!

Now I'm no dummy.  I am pretty certain these events will be few and far between.  But I'm so glad my little "Emmy honey" is starting to use her manners, all by herself.


  1. Brianna has recently started saying, "Thank you, welcome" when thank you is appropriate. It's so cute and sweet and makes my heart smile.

  2. My friend's little boy (20 months or so) recently came across a chair that was blocking his path in their home and he began saying..."cue me, cue me". So darn cute!


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