"Bless you mommy."

@lilybug (21148)
United States
April 22, 2009 9:17am CST
My 2 year old daughter is sitting here next to me while I am on the computer. I had to sneeze, so I stopped what I was doing. She looks at me and says, "Bless you Mommy". She has such good manners most of the time. "Please", "Thank you", "Bless you", "Excuse me" are common words in her vocabulary. I still get the occasional "Gimmie", but she is doing really well. Do your children have good manners? Was it hard to teach them or did it just come natural to them?
3 responses
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Oddly enough, my kids do have impecible manners, and I haven't the slightest idea where they got them from. I myself have horrible manners and will only say please or thank you to total strangers. In my own home I've never used my manners. But I guess I must have done something right with my kids!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Apr 09
My son reminds me to say please and thank you most of the time.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
22 Apr 09
We've been working on good manners with our 4 year old since he was learning how to talk. Please and thank-you were easy. Now we are working on excuse me. He's getting much better with that, and waiting to talk (waiting is a major challenge). Our biggest challenge now, is because we use to give him what he was asking for when he asked politely(his request were always very simple at the time), now he thinks he should get whatever he wants when he asks politely. I have said on quite a few occasions, just because you say please doesn't mean I am going to say yes. The good news is that he is getting much more easy to reason with.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Apr 09
My daughter has that problem with things too. If she asks for something nicely and she does not get it she says, "aww, What I do?" as if she is in trouble and that is why she cannot have something.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
25 Apr 09
My daughter usually has good manners. It is something we practice on a daily basis. It wasn't hard to teach. Sometimes it is hard for her to remember. But she does well most of the time.