No Thank You Grandma

My mom told me a story one time of attending a birthday party for one of my cousins at my grandma's house.  I was three, maybe four years old.  Apparently there were a lot of kids there, my cousin's friends from school, (she would have been maybe eight) along with several other cousins around our age.   I have no memory of it at all.

I guess my grandma offered me a piece of candy and I politely said, "no thank you grandma".   This apparently stunned my grandma as she had never heard one of her grandchildren respond with such a politeness, much less turn down a piece of candy.  Not that my cousins were spoiled brats or anything like that, but somewhere along the line proper manners were never instilled in them or if manners were taught, they never took.

I can't really tell you if my mom had taught me to be polite at such a young age or if it was just a natural thing for me to do, but I've always tried to say my please and thank you's whenever I've requested something or have received things.  I just don't know any other way.
 
ChevyVan ChevyVan
46-50, M
May 25, 2012