ella and jakob are already beginning some sister and brother bickering...and i try, as best i can, to keep it under control. one of the things they've been doing constantly, if they are upset with each other, is say "i'm not talking to you" or "i don't want to talk to you right now."
so jakob is grumpy one morning and says one of the above phrases to ella, without cause this time, one of the few times ella was actually being sweet to him. so i tell jakob, "please don't say that, it's not polite." he proceeds to tell me the following.
"i lost my polites in the parade mom. charli, caden and camden took my polites and i don't have them anymore."
so trying to not get frustrated and explain what being polite is, i told him it was being nice to people and having good manners, which he understands. nonetheless, proceeds to go into detail about his polites and how they got lost in the parade and again, he thinks his friends, charli, caden and camden took his polites so he can't use them anymore.
i gave up.
maybe a new book idea.
maybe just one for the memory box.
whichever it was, the boy has got an imagination and an excuse for everything.
here we go.