Mommy Can I?

January 13th, 2011

At school, Miss Mouse’s teachers must be working on the concept of asking permission because at least a quarter of her sentences start with the words “can I?” It’s really quite nice to hear her asking politely for things instead of issuing imperious commands.

“Mommy can I have some milk?”

“Mommy can I play with Little Bear?”

And, of course, my favorite: “Mommy, can I have a hug?”

She does tend to over-apply the requests, though. She asks permission way more than is strictly necessary.

“Mommy, can I leave my socks on?”

“Mommy, can I eat the corn in my bowl?”

“Mommy, can I sit here on the floor?”

“Mommy, can I put on my pajamas?”

I’m certainly not going to dissuade her — I’d rather have that than the steady stream of bossy commands that used to issue from her mouth!

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