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While Elysha and I were at the Patriots game on Sunday, our children spent the day with friends. Part of that day was also spent at a classmate’s birthday party. 

As we drove the kids over to our friends’ home, I said, “Clara. Charlie. Make sure you say please and thank you today. And when you get to that birthday party, be sure to thank them for having you.”

“We know,” Clara said.

“Okay,” I said. “But let’s practice what that will sound like. Tell me exactly what you’ll say.””

Clara and Charlie sighed simultaneously.  

“I already had them practice at the house,” Elysha said. 

“Oh. Alright then,” I said. “Never mind.”

 It must be hard at times to have parents who are also teachers.