Monday, June 21, 2010

Please and thank you ...

.... they are called the magic words! :)

Over the past few weeks, we have really been working hard on Sophia's manners. Well, as much as you can with an eighteen month old! She caught on to the word "Peeeease" really quickly, however, we can't seem to get her to say Thank you. I usually say, "Sophia, what do you say?" To which she answers in a very excited (and sometimes very loud) ... "Peeeeeease!"

Over the past 5-6 months or so, we have always signed thank you to Sophia when it is appropriate for her to say it, but it always seemed to go in one ear and out the other ... but ALAS, last week she finally started signing "thank you" back. It is so cute, when she hears the word "thank you" so will immediately sign "thank you." Even if the word thank you is in a conversation!

It is so rewarding to finally see hard work paying off! Although, it is funny how she learns the "que" words to trigger either Please or thank you ... "What do you say?" always triggers a "Peeeease" while "Say Thank you Sophia" will trigger the sign back.

Sometimes she will see something that I have and just start saying, "Peeeeeeeease, Peeeease, Peeeeeease!" At least that is better than her grunting and screaming!!

I was very proud of her today, she came up to me while I was eating some Kashi TLC crackers and said, "Peeeeeeease mama" and when I gave her one she immediately signed back "Thank you." It was amazing ... without any of the prompts!! I know those cases will be few and far between, but she is starting to "get it!"

She is also our mealtime "Prayer Police." Once she is in her highchair, and I put food on her plate, she looks at me and says, "Amen." She is letting me know she is ready to say her "Amen prayers" as we call them. We hold hands and say a prayer to bless the food to which she ends the prayer with a big AMEN! If Nate and I sit down to eat dinner, start talking, and forget to pray ... she is the first one to say, "Amen, Amen, Amen" and won't stop until we pray over the food! Guess her "Grandpa Whitness" taught her well! :)

Blessings to you all who read this .... Good night blogger world!


1 comment:

Adam, Jenn, and Isaiah said...

LOVED reading cute!! Looking forward to those words soon. :)Congrats on your hard work! Way to go, Sophia!