I was told that I have the most "poliestest kids"

@4cuteboys (4103)
United States
May 26, 2007 8:25pm CST
Not sure if that's even a word, but last night before hubby left we ate at uno's pizza/grill. The kids were so good, I was impressed! The oldest kept saying thanks to the waiter. The 5 year old was telling him thank you sir! The 2 year old was even thanking him for everything ! :) It was a good night and on a number of occasions the waiter told me that I had the most politest kids, and they were the best behaved he'd seen, wow!! Have you ever gotten a compliment on your kids like this before? How did you feel?
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
27 May 07
I love getting those compliments! It's been awhile though! I had to take the 4 year old and 2 year old with me to the baby's 6 month check up. I had them dressed alike and the older two held hands as we walked in and played happily in the waiting room. It was so sweet and everyone kept saying how cute/handsome/well behaved/sweet they were. It was great. BUT an hour later they were tired, hungry, tired of being cooped in a tiny exam room, not happy about baby brother getting "poked" and they wanted to LEAVE! NOW! While I dealt with a receptionist slower than molasses all you know what started to break loose...they baby was by now miserable, the older two wouldn't stay put or stay even remotely quiet...let's just say I was no longer getting told how sweet and cute they were. No one was openly rude but I did get a lot of "looks" and comments like "they're certainly busy boys" "Mom looks tired" (it was only 2pm) "they're a handful".... I'm glad your boys held together for you during last night's dinner. That must have helped make it extra special and will give you and your hubby a really good memory to get you both through the next 6 months!
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@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
27 May 07
LOL I have gotten those comments too. "Wow what busy boys you have" is equal to can't your kids sit still..LOL But I was suprised because it was LATE and they were so hungry! I am glad they made it nice too, I hope hubby remembers this while he's gone, haha!
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@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
27 May 07
I get compliments like that alot about my kids. And how I don't let them run around and do whatever they want, that I discipline them so they aren't brats =) It is nice when people notice and take the time to tell you! All of the teachers at my daughters school tell me and my husband how sweet she is and is a "joy" to have in their class, and that they will miss her next year...I wonder where this little girl goes on the bus ride home because she walks through the door with a huge-a** attitude for a 6 year old!!
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
27 May 07
oh all the time....ppl are really surprised at how polite and helpful the kids are (holding doors, reaching things off shelves or helping and elderly find something etc in the stores), they almost always say thank you, please, have a nice day etc etc (though being kids of course they have their off days LOL) and so on...I dont know how many times I've been told that my kids are fantasitc from strangers when we are out and about to their doctor to the assistance at the dentist office and so on LOL....and it feels FABULOUS!! I take such great pride in my kids and I just puff right up when they are praised by strangers etc like that LOL
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@denden (803)
• Philippines
27 May 07
I am still single here and in the right time i am planning also to have polite kids and a good husband.Thats good to know that you have a politiest kids and nowadays as we observe there are many bad kids or unpolite kids.So your blessed enough to have kids like them.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
27 May 07
That was really nice. Also a nice compliment to you as parents? My hubby was in a Hardees with our kids when they were little when a gentleman stopped to tell him he thought those were the most polite kids he'd ever seen. I'm not sure how old the kids are. Maybe 5, 6 and 8??? Just a guess. It sure made us feel good as parents. It also made us feel like we were definitely raising our kids right!
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
27 May 07
Wow great I hope the kids wernt just being good because daddy was going away.It seems like my babysitters and others always said oh what good and polite childen you have I always had to say what? my kids? seems like when there at home there monsters than I take them to the sitters and there angels, whats with that lol
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
30 May 07
That is great! I have-- several times I've had people tell me my daughter is so polite- and well-behaved-- And I think to myself-- lol-- as if.. I wonder where this side is to her at home when she is tired or mad- : ) I always smile and say thanks- Let them think that!-- It's great for people to think that your kids are wonderful-- If it is someone I know well- I'll say want to take her home- LOL she is 10 now- and already has that attitude and is moody! : (
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
28 May 07
I'm always told that I have such polite and well manner children and I do. Congrats hun, you are obviously doing something right.
• United States
28 May 07
i have received compliments like that before, and i love them because i feel the way my son acts is a reflection on how i am raising him. so i feel i am doing something right! ha! your boys are sooo cute! bless their little hearts for being so well-behaved. you should be proud mama! you and your hubby are doing a fantastic job!! and you should really be commended as you are doing it all now by yourself (since he has been deployed again), with 4 BOYS and one more BOY coming soon! wonderful!! keep it up, keep your head high. those boys are going to protect you in turn! you have a big heart!
• United States
28 May 07
We have gotten compliments like that and it renews my confidence in my parenting skills :-) I have been told that it is a direct reflection of the parents when the children are well behaved and polite like that. We tried to teach our kids from when they started to talk to say please and thank you. It stuck! Congratulations raising well-mannered, polite and pleasant children! Let's hope our kids stay that way through their teen years!!! LOL
• United States
27 May 07
Yes I have gotten that compliment a few times now in different situations. It makes me feel wonderful. I know I taught them well.
@netbuster (100)
• India
27 May 07
Yes, you sure feel proud and happy when your kids are complimented for their manners. My son is all grown up but just the other day when I was in the lift with a neighbor, I was quite happy when the lady who otherwise does not speak much told me that my son always well mannered and always greets her whenever he meets her. I was mighty thrilled to hear that.
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
27 May 07
oh my, well done to your kids, kids do have days like dont they. my nieces have had days like that "like butter wouldnt melt in their mouth" lol is my mums saying. but it feels good that theres kids out there that do have manners
@callarse1 (4796)
• United States
27 May 07
That is so cool that he told you that. Why were you so surprised about that? Do they normally act up? I am glad they acted good, according to my parents I would generally act polite as well. However, I am sure I was bad a bit as well :). Pablo
@mkup30 (494)
• United States
27 May 07
wow I am impressed as I know especially in this day and age it is TOUGH to raise kids. I applaud you for your wonderful work as a parent and I must tell you I do not have kids YET but once I do I truly hope I am a good parent like you and have kids like yours. I hope I can teach them what you have taught yours. You should be proud!
@craz2max (254)
• United States
27 May 07
I am sure if you think about it you have influenced your children more than you thought. My second oldest sister had 4 children within 5 years. When they were 3, 4, 6, & 7 years old I would go with her to help out when shopping. She got a lot of compliments on her children. So we started paying attention to the way their mom and I treated them. We realised that they had picked up the habit of saying please, may I, thank you, etc. from us without our trying to teach them because we used those phrases all the time with them.