On the manners and educating the youngsters - munchkin turned grump to grin bless him. We are on the Metro 1st stop, so sit and chill for the 7 stops to school, watching the car fill up. I always show him that men have manners and humans always attempt to pay attention to their surroundings.... I fail often, but hopefully he's better at it than I am.
This morning it started filling up, so we stood to allow two ladies to sit instead...... cue the 30's bloke barging past munchkin to take one of the free seats. Munchkin stood his ground! Right in the guys face and pointed out in French that he'd vacated the place for the lady - as that's what men do...... guy pretended he didn't speak French - so he was informed in English, Dutch and then German too....... I couldn't stop laughing - along with others in the Metro.
Then a lump in my throat as the ladies both thanked him and he replied - probably not all his fault, his daddy didn't teach him the right things.
Job done - I shall now abandon him to schoolfriends, internet, games and other external influences - it can only be downhill from here.