I made a point of teaching the twins the four starters…
Hello, Goodbye, Please and Thank You.
This has made them quite chatty especially Miss who now says hello to anyone and everyone. She also expects them to tell her their name and she hers, then she will generally spill forth what happens to be on her mind at the moment. Like the other day when she told a lady at the park that her son was fat. Oh dear,,,,,,,we had to have a conversation in the car as soon as possible after the event about why that was so wrong. I am so hoping she understood my explanation. I tried to keep it as simple as possible. I also was grateful for the car being close by so I could hide.
I remember as a child telling a friends mother her house was dirty and getting into so much trouble. Master quite often informs me about mess; in the library, in shops, at others houses and the list goes on. I have taken to referring to their room in the morning as a midden (Scottish for mess), hoping that if they repeat this nobody will pay much attention.
Anyway, I have decided that we should all use hello, goodbye, please and thank you more often.
So this week I am saying:
Hello to the lovely new hardware and lawn in our back garden
Goodbye to my beautiful rosemary that could not be saved in the garden renovation
Please do not offer unsolicited parenting tips until you take a look in your own backyard first
Thank You to the lady at Number 23 (number changed) two streets over who overheard Miss’s request for an emergency bathroom stop and let us use hers. Given we were ten minutes walk from home and the tree wasn’t looking like a good option, I am very thankful.