This kid. He's so demanding. In attempt to teach him some manners and make him think about what he's saying before he actually says it, every time he orders me around or demands something I make him stop, repeat his demand in the form of a polite request, and then add "beautiful lady" on the end of it. For example, he will say "get me my milk!" And I will require that he re-phrase and say, "may I please have some milk, beautiful lady?" I am hoping it makes him just a little bit nicer. Plus, it makes me laugh.
Tonight he insisted on sleeping on the floor, not his bed. It wasn't a battle I was willing to fight, so I let him. About 20 minutes later I heard on the monitor, "put me in my bed!" I ignored him. He did it a few more times and then screamed, "I need to get in my bed. Please. Beautiful lady?"
I love this kid.