Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Maddie on Manners - Part Two

Having once again used her food as her medium, and her body as a canvas, Wee 3 was looking particularly like a Picasso after dinner last night. With angel hair pasta, corn and salad flung in every direction, she began to chant her list of demands. Key amongst them was for her to be taken immediately to her bath.

Remembering the failed attempt to teach proper etiquette mentioned in my last post, I felt here was my chance at redemption - my chance to prove that I could teach a Wee in the throws of full crazy to be polite.

As her chant for cleansing reached its crescendo Maddie shouted "TAKE ME TO THE BATH NOW!!!"

Mustering a bit of patience, I sweetly chirped "Maddie, did you forgot something?"

She paused a moment to allow the churning wheels in her mind to process the request and than with the greatest solemnity replied "You".


In the old days a 67% was a D and a D was passing. So does this mean that if 2 out of 3 of my talking Wees competently uses her "pleases and thank yous", that I've passed the Mommy manners test?

Moral of the Story: You apparently can't teach even a young dog new tricks.

A wee bit flustered,



  1. Ha ha ha!! I am so right there with you! Elijah says "Please" and "Thank You" while screaming at me at the top of his lungs, kicking, and hitting me... but at least I have the words ingrained, right? Now, moving on to the kicking part of that scenario. :)

  2. Tee hee. Aaaahhhh... mine scream because they HAVE to take a shower. There must be a compromise somewhere.

    And yes, if anyone passes, you do.

  3. I've loved your stories, CarrieAnne! Keep them coming! I know the grandparents are loving to hear all about those darling grands, too! You are so cute!


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