Say Excuse Me!

Shauna - posted on 11/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to vent about a huge pet peeve I have of people letting their children walk right in front of you and they don't even care! The child doesn't say excuse me and neither does the parent! If my child did that, I would say move over and excuse my child for them until they are old enough to do it themselves. I just hope most people would teach their kids proper manners like this. My son is already learning this by example. Some people are just so rude.

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Melissa - posted on 12/05/2011

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Please, thank you and excuse me are like a second nature to me. I say them without even thinking about it because my parents made sure I said it every time it was appropriate. Our son is going to be 2 in a few days and he already knows to say please and thank you. He needs to be reminded sometimes, but he's only 2, so that's to be expected. "Excuse me" is the next one we're working on. I get so super annoyed when adults don't even have the manners, let alone their children! It's ridiculous!

Tamara - posted on 11/27/2011

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I know what you mean, Even after my kids say excuse me, I either say I am sorry or excuse me. depending on how close they were to the person.

So many people complain about the way the world is becoming rude and stuff but they are not helping their children by teaching them manners and how to do things properly. (not saying the ladies here are like that at all)

From the time My children were starting to talk I taught them please thank you, excuse me, sir, mam. and so on. and Most important (to me anyways) How to behave in a restaurant where they sit you down. i hate going to a restaurant where there is a kid running and standing on the seat pulling your hair then the parents sit there laughing. IF the parents tried to correct the child ya know what I am more ok with it at least they are working on it and noticing the problem not encouraging it.

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Medic - posted on 11/27/2011

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OMG I know what you mean! I also cannot stand people who allow their kids to be obnoxious and rude at dinner functions. Yes I realize that they allow children and they will be a little rambunctious but come on people teach your kids how to at least fake having manners. I know my kids are not perfect but they know how to sit at the dinner table and fake it. There was this one boy at the school family dinner who pushed his way into our family table and just would not shut up and my son was getting annoyed and his family was no where to be seen. My five year old finally asked him if his family was there and when the boy said yes my son asked him to go with them so he could eat.

Ashley - posted on 11/26/2011

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My oldest is 4 and is learning to say excuse me. He is very cute about it but will push past some one turn around and say "sorry I was to excuse you" Most people are really sweet and not upset. but I do try to teach him excuse me comes first lol. My husband and I both were taught to politely move through a crowd so I think our son will pick it up the more he does it.

Denikka - posted on 11/26/2011

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I always say excuse me. Total habit, totally ingrained in me. I don't think I was ever specifically taught it though, not even through demonstration.

My oldest child is only 2.5 yrs, and he's usually not in a position to get into other peoples way. But even at home, I encourage please, thank you and excuse me (and they were taught in that order, please is now ingrained, thank you is well on it's way, and we are currently focusing on excuse me).

General manners, or lack of, really bothers me. I don't care if your elbows are on the table, but say excuse me when trying to get by me, and say please when asking me for something.
Just like common sense, common courtesy seems to be doing the way of the dinosaurs...pretty sad if you ask me.

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