Someone, somewhere, has taught my son manners. I know I didn't teach him any manners. For the past few days, he's been saying, "No thanks!" to questions. This is a marked improvement over his previous "NO!!" response, and his new reply can have comical results.
"Let's go brush teeth."
"Time for your nap."
"Eat your raisins."
"No thanks! O's?
and my favorite -
"You're going to get a spanking."
at this, I lost it and started laughing. I knew I shouldn't laugh, but I couldn't help myself. Needless to say, that spanking was averted.
*Note: I don't beat my kid; I give him one tap on his rump through a very thick diaper*