Omg he is so cute!!!
August 26, 2008 10:33am CST
So anyway… my youngest brother’s favourite phrase now is..”your welcome” yes… and he is only 3…. Can you believe it?!?!?!? When I heard it the first time I was so stunned!!!! And he knows the meaning and when to say it too!!! When I went out with my mother and my two brothers today, he said thank you to my mom… When she did not reply… What he said was…”say your welcome!!!” Wow… We were all so stunned and were laughing at the same time!!!! When was the first time your child or sibling started saying your welcome???
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28 Aug 08
well i have a three year old son and i will tell him get me the book and he will very promptly get it for me and say " tell Thank you mummy" and them i will say thank you to him and he will say " you are always welcome" and hugs me...this is what i do when he he says thank you i hug him tell he is always welcome so now he has to hug and tell..kids are really cute
26 Aug 08
my niece who happens to be 3 years of age says "you're welcome" pretty much after she started her preschool last June. We also hear her say, "excuse me" and knows now how to say "thank you" and "please". she is sooo cute when sa does that. Those are just the simple milestones of our little ones that is priceless.
• United States
26 Aug 08
I would have loved seeing your little brother saying that. I'm sure it was adorable! I can't remember when my children started saying "You're welcome", but I can remember having the same reaction to some other things that they said. When my youngest son had just turned 2 years old, my older son handed him a 'Whacky Wall Walker', those sticky things that you would throw against a wall and they kind of "flopped" down the wall, rolling over as each part of it would stick to the wall for a second or so. When my youngest got it in his hand, he immediately dropped it on the floor and said, "That's disgusting!" What was even cuter was the fact that he had a lisp at the time so it sounded more like "Thath dithguthting". I was floored! I had no idea he understood or even knew that word! When my oldest son was about 4, we were over at my parents' house eating dinner. He asked each one of us how we liked our food, in turn, "How's yours, Mommy?", "How's yours, Pop Pop", "How's yours, Mom Mom" and so on. We all said "Fine" or "It's great". Once he had asked everyone, he waited, then frowned and said, "Say some words to ME!" He wanted someone to ask him how his was. We all laughed and asked him how his was, all at once. He grinned all over himself and said "Mine's delicious." It's always surprising when young kids say things like that. We still see them as babies, but they're actually like little sponges, soaking up everything they see and hear. If we don't talk 'down' to them when they're very young, they are going to start speaking like adults much sooner than we realize. It's so sad to hear a 5-year-old talking in "baby talk". They do it because their parents talked to them that way and that's the only way they know to talk. I've never talked 'down' to my children. When I used a word they didn't understand, they'd ask me what it meant and I'd tell them. That's how they learn at such a young age.
• United States
26 Aug 08
I don't remember because it was so long ago, but it's good to hear that small children are still being taught good manners somewhere! Because my grandchildren sure don't have any. It's like pulling teeth to get them to say "please" and "thank you." The six-year-old granddaughter is the worst, she has been so overindulged that she thinks she can demand what she wants (although it doesn't work with me!) and get it immediately. With me, though, she's learned to ask instead of demand. We're still working on learning to take no for an answer. Keep encouraging your little brother to use good manners; it's amazing what little kids can understand and it sounds like your folks have him on the right track!
30 Sep 08
ha ha ha ha ha... that would be something to witness, ain't it? I don't remember when was the last time something like that happening to me. I sure hope I can witness that again. That is if the kid that is currently visiting starts to talk. Right now it is all babble and noises with a few simple words here and there. Sure makes me look forward to what else the kid would pick up and learn in time to come.