Saturday, October 16, 2010
Word Of The Week
Abbey's Word of the Week this week is...
When a child first starts talking, it's just a relief to hear them telling you what they're after. Finally, some of the mystery of parenting is solved.
Then, after a while, the words start to sound like demands - "Yoghurt!" "Read!" - and a parent starts to think they should teach their child some manners. It makes parenting feel slightly less like slavery.
We're in the process of teaching Abbey to say "Please". And she's doing really well. "Teeeeez Mum", "Teeeeez Dad", she'll say.
The only problem now? She thinks that, as long as she has manners, she can do and have whatever she likes. This next lesson could take a lifetime.
Posted at 6:09 AM