Saturday, August 30, 2008

hooray, mommy!

"I'm a man!"

Daniel's been saying that since he turned 2, with his little British accent: "I'm a 'mon'!"

Today, we were going over the fact that Daddy's a man, too, and Mommy's a woman.

Later, as I was puttering around the house, I heard him proclaiming, "Mommy's a woman. Hooray, Mommeeeeeeeeee!"

Steve promises he didn't set him up to it.

* * *

Daniel was settling down for his nap.

"I need my paci," he said.

"Let's ask Daddy if he can bring you one," I said.

"Steeeeve!" Daniel shouted. (He sometimes calls us by our first names.) "I need my paci!"

"Please," I whispered.

"Please!" Daniel shouted.

Steve brought the pacifier.

"What do you say?" I whispered.

"Thanks," Daniel said with a big smile. "Thank you."

He's just learning that. I'm not sure if he really needs to know how to say "please" and "thank you" at his age, but it sure makes his demands sound less ... demanding.


kristine said...

I love the please and thank yous that we get. Almost every time we give Graycen something it follows with a "fank you" in a sweet little girl voice. I just melt. If you say thank you to her, she follows it up with a "yo wecome"

I love that he calls you by your first names sometimes. It's hard to avoid. I call David sweetie all the time and she has now picked that up and will call him sweetie sometimes, too.

Anonymous said...

I think please and thank you are much easier to teach at this age than down the road a year or two - it just becomes habit. We actually tried to start working on it from "day 1" - when the girls would indicate they needed something, before they were talking at all, we would gently say the words we wanted them to use "someday" - "binky, please momma" - when our first child was 15 months old, she finally started walking, and started saying "please" on a consistent basis on the same day! Now at 5 years old, we've got "May I", "Please", "Thank You" and "You're Welcome" well learned and the 2 year old is learning it too - We get some many compliments on their manners!

liz said...

I think it's never too early to learn please & thank you :)

Daniel is so cute!

Emma said...

I was dragging my two babes into the house today after being out for too many errands. When I found the door locked, I muttered under my breath as I dug through my bag to find my keys. Our two year old daughter started screaming for her father: "Jooooooohnnnnnn, open!" at the top of her lungs... we're working on please and thank you, too.

Good story!

Piccinigirl said...

oh my, I am getting all choked up just reading these stories (one emotional momma , coming right up)

I think Please and thank you are ageless...and I am sure that Gio says it (even at 7 months) in his own way. And, does not..which is why we're already working on it. :)