So it's another picture free post. Sorry. My laptop doesn't want to play nicely with my memory card. I'm working on it... LOTS of pictures and picture-related posts eager to show themselves on this here blog.
And now, on to the topic at hand: The Problem with Please
What's that you say?
How can something as polite as please cause a problem?
I know. It seems ridiculous. If anything, our society needs to be more polite and less demanding. More please, less gimmee.
Unless you have a cute little toddler under the age of two in your house. Then please can be a problem.
And it is all my fault.
I taught her that please is the "magic word."
When she wants something, I prompt, "What do you say?"
Which is all well and good until there is something she wants that I don't want her to have or do and I say "No."
Then she looks up at me with those big blue eyes, the faint traces of her dimples showing as she lisps out, "Peeeeeeaaaaaasssseeee."
"No," I say.
"Pease. Pease. Pease."
"No, Pooh Bear"
*sigh* What's a mommy to do?