Wednesday, April 16, 2008

P is for Please

My son is so polite. He says "Please", "thank you", "you're welcome", and even "bless you" when appropriate. I love it. Of course he does all of this because I instilled it in him at a young age. I think he should be polite to people. It just makes my day when I get something for Zachariah and he grins and says "Thank you, Mommy" so plainly. When he still isn't speaking in sentences (most of the time), it's amazing to hear that. And in the last week or so every time someone sneezes he says "bless you".

I love this sweet side of my son. Tonight Matt got his Micro Machine cars out to play with Zachariah for a while. This is the first time he's shown them to Zachariah. We decided they were still a bit small to be left out. But it would be a special toy that Daddy and Zac could play with together. Unfortunately they only played for about 1/2 an hour before it was bedtime for Zachariah. He cried and cried and was so sad that we had to put the cars away. He helped pick up nicely, but then he'd run to me crying. It was so sad to see him upset. Matt told him that they could display the cars on the wall in his room. They come in a little case that you can hang. That way he can see them but can't get to them without help.

Since I'm telling stories already, you have to hear this one. This afternoon while I was putting away clothes in Zachariah's room he was in there playing with toys. Pretty soon he started saying something (kind of singing) that I didn't recognize yet from him. After getting him to repeat it a few times I realize he's saying/singing "Three Blind Mice" over and over. It was so cute. I don't know exactly where he picked it up though. There is a kids sing-a-long CD that he listens to once in a while in his room. I had to go look and I saw that song IS on there. And Sunday on our way home from my parents' house, we let him listen to a CD in the car (which we don't normally do). It's a CD of Christian Mother Gooseland (I can't find it online; Matt bought a record on Ebay and transferred it to CD), something Matt remembers listening to as a kid. Anyway, it has a song on it to the tune of "Three Blind Mice" but it's called "Three Kind Mice". I can't tell for sure which song Zachariah is singing, but it's still funny. This isn't a song that I sing with him, so I was surprised that he picked it up like that.

These are some great moments about being a Mom.


Anonymous said...

& those moments are what get you through the uglier ones. How sweet!

d e v a n said...

how cute! I love the polite words too. I especially love hearing NO THANK YOU screamed at me instead of just NO!NO!NO!
It's not much of an improvement, but still. lol

Misty said...

that is sweet! i love how they retain SO much, and pull it out of "storage" at the most random of times! Precious!

Alli said...

I agree about having polite children. Even at a very young age, Stephen has always been good about using his manners and people have always told how sweet and polite he is. It's a proud moment for sure.

Thanks for your encouragement on my blog. I really needed it. You are very thoughtful and I appreciate you.