I guess I should be glad that some people think it “cute” when I have to remind the boys to use their manners on certain occasions (read: any and all public occasions). Personally, I find it mortifying. :P
I grasp at straws of progress on this front. BoyOne often remembers to hold the door (just long enough so that it catches my hip instead of my nose). And upon hearing of a social engagement that was to his liking, he immediately volunteered, “I’m going to bring all my manners. I’m going to bring one hundred of them.” His little brother added, emphatically, that he was going to bring TWO manners. In his pocket.
They get better, right? Right???