So, around our house we have been teaching Caleb that saying yes ma'am/sir is the correct response to a request from a person who is older than/in charge of him. Here is the actual conversation from this morning, oh wait, this can be applied to most requests we make of him:
Me: Caleb please go _________ (fill in the blank)
Caleb: O-KAY !(imagine the way you, at the age of 15 or 16, responded to your mom or dad when they asked you to do something )
Me: Um, excuse me??? (trying to get him to use yes ma'am)
Me: "the look"
Caleb: (in a very meek voice) Yes Ma'am.
I have a 15 year old trapped in a 4 year old body. Somebody help me.