Great Moments in Parenting


My son wants an Icee after roller hockey practice, so I give him some money and he skates off to the snack bar.

When I get there, the snack bar girl is giving him the Icee and his money back.

“He’s the first kid all night who said ‘please’ and ‘thank you,'” she says, “so he gets it for free.”

So . . . if you’ve ever wondered, can 10 years of browbeating a kid to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ pay off, the answer is yes . . . not in a big way — a regular-size Icee costs $1.50 — but still . . .

“Next time I’ll order a large,” he says.

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