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Manners DO sink in

For the past couple of days, Michael has been listening non-stop to my iPod using a speaker pillow. He even fell asleep listening to it. I have a 'kidsafe' playlist which contains about 100 songs. He wanted it as soon as he came in from school today and hasn't set it down since. He makes interesting comments about some of the songs, but the comment he just made gave me a mixture of pride and unstoppable giggles :)

We drill it into the kids' heads to not gloat when they are winning a game. We want them to be gracious winners as well as losers.

Queen's 'We are the Champions' came on. Michael shot up and said, "MOM! They are gloating! This is a gloating song. They are saying We are the champions and you are the losers!" *laugh*

Hard to explain the difference between good gloating and bad gloating, isn't it? :)


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Jan. 26th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Don't you love the odd way manners sink in?

Just after the LG let a huge one rip today, he put his hand over his mouth and giggled . . . and as he ran out of the room I heard a faint "excuse me."
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
that story is so cute:)
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Umm, is there a difference? I never liked that song...good for Michael for figuring out why!

And speaker pillow?? Is this something I will be drooling over (or hopefully on)? I'm sort of wondering, is it the type of thing you only need if you sleep with or near other people? Could I get one (or two) for my sister and brother-in-law?
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
I have two speaker pillows, both of which I got at either Bed, Bath and Beyond or Linens and Things. The first is a circle, with a speaker in the middle. Looks kind of like a doughnut. There is an ipod connection wire that is hidden in a pocket, and you just pull it out to connect your iPod to play through the speaker. There is a volume control on the wire, so you can just set your iPod off to the side. The other speaker pillow is more like a neck pillow, with a speaker in each end that wraps around. The cool thing about this one, even though it is so much bigger, is that you get more stereo sound and it has a pocket in the side where the connector is, and you connect it and just tuck the iPod in the pocket. It zips, so the iPod isn't going to fall, like with the other one.

Both were relatively cheap, I think less than $20.
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