Sunday, November 6, 2011

I might be little, but...

Clayton had something Bryce wanted.  Bryce sounded some unpleasant demands.

I instructed Bryce to ask his big brother for it nicely:  "May I please have that Clay?"

As he gave me "The Eye" I encouraged:  "May I please have that Clayton?"


I turned to Clayton and gave him permission to keep his belonging:  

"You don't have to give it to him." [just because he asks]

I then take up again with Bryce:  "say 'May I please have that Clayton?'"

Looking up at me through those long eyelashes he said in a barely audible voice:

"I don't have to say it Mommy."

That's when I had to leave.
It's not a helpful training maneuver to laugh at small dissenters!


Mommy Reg said...

Oh my have I had many a training moments where I had to leave due to laughter.

Renata said...

OH yes ~ I've had to dissolve into a "coughing" fit now & again & leave the room rather than encourage bad attitudes. Your son is so cute!
Have a great day

Momma Bug said...

Jamie; Renata...

So glad to hear it's a universal problem! It's always a good thing when I can keep a sense of humor :-D

Pam... said...

Too funny.

JMB Ranch said...

Oh Analene that is just precious. It made me smile and for that I thank you and your sweet boy.

SarahS said...

*cough cough choke!* *run for cover!* LOL! Oh my:) It's really bad when they are big enough to Know you are laughing at them, then they Really think they can get away with things.