Yesterday when I announced my plan to sweep up under the dining table: “Please can I help you mummy, pleeeeease?”
“Please can I clean my chair?”
Then afterwards: “Please can we do some more cleaning mummy?”
When I relented and got out the vacuum cleaner: “Yaaaaaaaaay!”
What does it say about the state of my house if my 3-year-old responds like this to cleaning it?!
PS: Nursery’s ‘please & thank you’ training has obviously paid off. I was planning to go the unconditional parenting/lead by example route, but they got there before me and now I have the most polite and lovely child EVER.