This post has a lot of bragging in it, but you know when your child (or you) does something that you just can't help but share, well I have to "toot" Caroline's horn, since she can't tell you herself!
Caroline has the best manners! Now I'm sure they could better, and she's not a perfect angel every second of the day, but really, for a 2 year old I'm quite impressed.
I've received a lot of compliments lately about how sweet and well-mannered Caroline is so I started to take notice myself.
Here's what she says on a regular basis, usually without being prompted.
*Please and Thank You before asking for something and then after being given the "wanted" item.
*Bless You after someone sneezes except it's "Oh, Bless you ---!" Then when you say thank you, she says "Welc"
*Good Job! -- We were doing a puzzle together and I put a correct piece in it's place. She said "Good Job Mommy!" and gave me a thumbs up. She also says this to other kids when they go potty, which cracks me up!
*When she completes a puzzle, cleans up, makes it to the potty, etc. We will say, "Good Job Caroline!" and she follows it up with a "Thank You --- (whoever is speaking to her)" -- this is our favorite b/c its so darn cute!
*Yes, Please or No, Thank You as opposed to "uh huh" or just "no"
*We are starting with the "Mams" and "Sirs," but one thing at a time...this is a prompted reply right now.
*We usually can't start dinner without saying Grace, and if she starts, she'll say "Oh Dace!" then clasp her hands and close her eyes. When we're done, she says "Amen!!"
*I know I already said "Please," but her latest thing is to ask for something while in the car when she knows the answer is no, but when she says "Please" how can you resist! It'll go like this "Donuts please, Mommy Donuts please" as we pass DD at anytime of the day. "Ice Cream please, Mommy ice cream please" every time we pass the ice cream store which is on our way home from EVERY WHERE. Sundays on the way to church, "Chick Way please, Mommy Chick Way." "I'm sorry Caroline, they are at church, CFA is closed on Sundays." "Otay Mommy." -- uh, what a sweet child! Love her!
So anyway, just thought I'd share! I think for a 2.5yo, this is pretty good! Plus, I'm sure I'll want proof of the sweet child that once existed when her teenage years are in full effect! Ha, just kidding!...kind of.
Just hope she teaches this one these manners too!