I have been working with the kids on practicing good manners. Tonight I was encouraged that they seem to be learning, at least a little.
During dinner, Jericho climbed on the edge of the table while he was eating. I told him that he needed to get down and that he would get a spanking if he did it again. I asked if he understood. The response I expected was "Yes, Ma'am" or "Okay, Mom". I received a slight nod.
"No, Jericho, you say, "Yes, Mom".
"You need to answer me, Jericho."
His answer, "I haf foo in my mouf."