Since the twins were very young, we have used manners around them and in front of them, with the hopes that as they grew and developed and learned to talk, they would use manners themselves. One of the first phrases they picked up on was "Thank you." This is something we often said to them when they would hand us a toy or other object, or do something we requested of them, so it's no surprise they picked up on that one first.
It was adorable to hear them say it to everyone and most of the time, for no reason at all. But now, I think they are getting it down a lot better.
Last night, hubs and I decided to head to Walmart to get a few things we needed. We got what we needed, paid, and left the register. As we left I thanked the cashier, and then as we were walking away, Merasia yelled "Thank you!" so the cashier too. It. Was. So. CUTE.
After leaving the store we deicded to grab dinner at a local diner in town. After we got seated, the waitress brought over some place mats and utensils. She placed a spoon in front of each of the twins, and after she did so, Merasia said, "Thank you." It melted my heart even more!
Finally, when our food arrived and was placed in front of Merasia, she said "Thank you" to the waitress again. Such a sweet little girl.
It made me so proud for her to act so sweetly, and at the same time, it blows our mind that they are growing up so quickly and know manners and when is the appropriate time to use them. And it makes us feel so good about how we are raising our children.
Just another moment, added to the hundreds of other moments, we have to be thankful for.