The little guy has this weird habit - or shall I say character - of being too shy whenever someone wants to give him something. He would want them (the things u give him) so bad, yet he would also refuse to take them unless I pushed him to. Then after receiving the stuff, he would not EVER say thank you to the person who gives it. I presume it is out of shyness, and not rudeness. But still!
Like the other day, the uncle who owns a sundry shop at my mom's house gave him an ice cream. I repeatedly told him to say thank you, but he just looked at the uncle and made a shy face. So as we walked home , ice cream in hand, I lectured him on the need to say THANK YOU to people around us when they give/help you with something.
At one point I asked him (the most typical ayat parents have been using to teach their kids): "Cikgu kan ajaq suruh cakap THANK YOU to people every time they give/ help you to do anything?"
He thought for a while. Then his face light up and he replied excitedly: "Ohhh mama! Cikgu lupa la nak ajaq say thank you. Nanti Irfan bagitau cikgu suruh ajaq ok!"
Well what else can I say. Kids nowadays, they consume too much DNA for their own good! >__< "