Today will go down as a monumental day in our family history.
For the past umpteen months, we've been trying to teach Preston to say the word "Please". He has had absolutely no interest in saying it. And it really grates on our nerves when he wants something and he yells out a big "Eh!" with as much demand as a 20 month old could possibly muster. If he would only just say please it would lessen the forcefulness of his demands by a lot, and help us as parents not feel like we are his servants. :p
Well this morning I was cleaning the kitchen and he was in his highchair eating some goldfish. He was doing his usual "Eh!!" and pointing to something that he wanted. I had already stopped cleaning several times to get things for him or help him do something, and I just really wanted to get the dishes finished.
So I said, in sort of an elevated tone, "Preston, can you use your words please?"
A few seconds went by....
And then I hear this big "Peeeeas?" come out.
It was definitely a "please" and the FIRST time he had ever said it.
I turned around with a HUGE smile on my face and I said, "Did you just say please??" and I walked over and gave him a big hug and got him what he wanted.
A few minutes later, he was pointing to something else he wanted and saying "Eh!" and again I said "Use your words, okay?". And again he said a big "PEEEASE?"
It was by far cute. And I'm so proud of him today.