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Monday, May 31, 2010

"Please" and "Thank you"

We are teaching Hao to say "Please" and "Thank you" each time he's trying to ask something from us (usually food). Notice how I ask him to say "Please" and "Thank you".

Hao: Mommy, gurt, gurt *pointing at the fridge, hinting to me he wants to eat the yogurt*
Me: (Looking at Hao) Say "Please".
No respond from Hao.

Me
: Say "Please".
Still no respond from Hao.

Me
: Say "Please" first. Mama will give.
Hao: Plead.

I open the fridge and pass him a yogurt.
Me: Say "Thank you".
Hao: Kyu.

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Yesterday afternoon, Lynn wanted to eat raisins.

Lynn: Mama I want to eat raisins. Can I have some raisins please?
Me: OK.
Lynn: Mama I want this green spoon and this white spoon is for Didi. (Whatever food that she is asking, she will always get some for Hao.)
Me: OK.
Scoop one spoon of the raisins for Lynn and another spoon for Hao.

I was feeling a little hungry too. So I asked them to share some of the raisins with me.

Me: Lynn, can give mama one raisin?
Lynn passed me one raisin.

Me: Hao, can give mama one raisin?
Hao: No! (Taking one for himself.)
Lynn passed me another raisin.

Me
: Hao, share share? Give mama one raisin?
Hao: No! (Continue eating by himself.)
Lynn passed me another raisin.

Me
: Hao, just give mama one raisin, can?
Hao: No! (Munching his raisins.)
Lynn passed me another raisin.

Me
: Aww... why don't you want to share with mama?
Hao: No!
Lynn passed me another raisin.

Hao
: (Take a look at me) "Plead".
Me: Oh, you want mama to say please? Hao, can you please give mama one raisin?
Hao passed me one raisin finally.
Me: Thank you! :D

Erm, I did not say "No" when the kids are not saying "Please". So this one definitely not from me. Hehehe.

Anyway, now Hao will automatically offer me the raisin simply because he saw Lynn always do this to me! So it's really important to get Lynn to show the good example. :)

12 comments:

cleffairy said...

Awww... so cute... :d

smallkucing said...

wakakaka....Mama must remember to say pls and thank you too :p

Alice Law said...

Kiahahaha! Monkey see monkey do, Lynn plays an important role model to his 'didi'! She is such a thoughtful 'jie jie'. Good job to Hao too, by now he must be saying pretty well with 'please' and 'Thank you!'

Have a nice day!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Chee Yee, yes...teach your kids as how your parents taught you and they'll grow up to be responsible citizens and exceed your expectations.
Have fun, Lee.

vialentino said...

i dunno when my boy will know how to say please and thank u...he will snatch only...and throw only...hahaha.

Broccoli Ginger said...

haha.. so cute! Our children can be our teacher too! See how they teach us. :)

cheeyee said...

Cleffairy - :)

smallkucing - Haha yalor. Must remember.

Alice Law - Still got to remind her not to do those bad habit things. Hao still "plead" and "kyu" only. Hahaha!

Uncle Lee - Yup, you are right. Will try my best. :)

vialentino - Haha he's still young... teach him slowly. And teach him to say "papa" and "mama" first. :)

Broccoli & Ginger Mommy - Yeah, they are our mirror. :)

prince n princess mum said...

Good job! Say these words more... They're 'magic' word you know... You can get anything you want after saying it.. hahahahahahahah~~~

Mummy to QiQi said...

my boys will say, NO!! NO!!!

kids are really cute when they learn to talk right :)

vialentino said...

yeah...he knows how to call papa and mama...hehehe...yeah...slowly teach ler...need to be sabar

Alice Phua said...

LOL! I can;t help smiling when Hao insisted that you should include 'Please' as well when asking for something! Cute boy!

cheeyee said...

Alice Phua - Yalor, feel so paiseh.

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