We had some people over for Papa's birthday over the weekend. A few people were sitting
outside. One of the men was holding a football.
Bug (3y)- Hey Dad, can I play that football?
Papa- It's not my football. You can go ask him if you can play with his football.
Bug, very timidly, walks over to the man whom he's only met once before.
Bug- Um, can I ask you if I can play with your football?
Man- Can you say 'please'?
Man- Say 'please'.
Man- (to Papa) What, you guys don't teach your kids to say please?
Papa- He is extremely shy. I don't think you understand what a big deal it is for him to
have walked over to you and asked in the first place.
If I had been out there I would have said, "We teach our children to be polite, not to beg."
But I think Papa handled it nicely as well.