Try Again

Two of the most endearing words I have used when parenting.  Kids forget.  They forget to say please. They forget make requests and sometimes what comes out of their mouth sounds more like an order setting you up to be their servant!  I love the, "Mom can I have a drink." "Try again." "Mom, can I please have a drink."  Or even the crazy voice of cranky stranger in your house demanding something.  I love gently using the words try again as the simple reminder to show respect.  Love those kiddos!