My DD (5) is usually reasonably well mannered. I do have to remind her sometimes to say please and thankyou, but generally she is not too bad.
This morning however she seems to be in a pig of a mood, and as I was walking to the shower she was in the lounge room and yelled "Apple". I chose to ignore that and kept walking. I had my shower, hopped out to dry myself only to find DD in the bathroom glaring at me (think Exorcist style ) saying "You didn't give me my apple peeled, cored and chopped up"
I explained that I didn't hear her ask for one of those, to which she replied "I don't know how to ask and say please" She then proceeded to follow me down the hall yelling, "I want an apple, I want an apple".
Sitting at the bench whilst I stacked the dishwasher she argued till blue in the face that she still didn't know how to say please. Boy that girl is stubborn.
Eventually I pushed an apple across the bench to her. "That's not peeled OR chopped up" she informed me.
At which point I said I am not going to stand here and listen to you being so rude, come to me when you can speak nicely.
I know it is an apple, a lovely healthy snack that I would normally be very happy to give but seriously?? A few manners wouldn't go astray.
How far do you hold your ground? Would you have just peeled it and chopped it to