I think I’ve touched on this before, but it’s real important to me that Hayden has good basic manners… i.e. to say thank you and please etc.
Of late he has really started to say please and thank you without being prompted. Particular thank you. Sometimes I’ll just realize he probably needs a drink, fill up his cup and hand it to him, and he’ll always say “ankge you” to me (his pronunciation has some work!). In the mornings he always eats my cereal, and now he’s started to say thank you once he’s all done. He’s also real good with please, although sometimes he over does it with the please!!!! If he says it loud enough and enough times he gets what he wants – right?
One of my favorites though has to be the last two times I’ve got in from cutting the grass and he turns to me and says, unprompted “thanks for cutting the grass daddy!”