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To want a "thank you"?

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gBean Mon 07-Mar-16 17:29:51

I've had a group of ds1's friends here since 9am. It's his birthday and we have been to the cinema, with snacks, and for lunch afterwards. 2 of the boys have just left and I'm a bit hmm that they didn't say thank you.

AIB a bit precious here? I always tell my dc to remember their manners and say thank you when they've been to a friends house ...

gBean Mon 07-Mar-16 17:30:12

To clarify, I paid for everything

BolshierAryaStark Mon 07-Mar-16 17:31:29

How old are they?

Sparklingbrook Mon 07-Mar-16 17:31:46

YANBU. It's manners isn't it?

BillBrysonsBeard Mon 07-Mar-16 17:32:37

YANBU, manners cost nothing!

gBean Mon 07-Mar-16 17:32:53

They're 12.

Shallishanti Mon 07-Mar-16 17:34:34

consider it a learning point for your DS
you now think less of them/or you wonder about their upbringing

Pinkheart5915 Mon 07-Mar-16 17:34:50

How old are the children? Would they be young enough to need a parent to prompt a thank you?

I would expect a thank you, and when my ds1 (6months) is old enough for this type of thing will remind him to say thanks before I drop him off.

CaptainMarvelDanvers Mon 07-Mar-16 17:35:20

I remember as kids my usually very naughty brother was always super polite to his friend's parents. So much so they couldn't believe he terrorised my mother. If he could manage it I'm sure these lads could.

Yanbu, manners cost nothing.

BolshierAryaStark Mon 07-Mar-16 17:35:25

Then no YANBU, always encourage mine to say thank you & they are much younger.
Out of interest, why aren't they at school?

MatildaTheCat Mon 07-Mar-16 17:37:15

YANBU. I can't stand rudeness. So basic.

gBean Mon 07-Mar-16 17:37:40

Training day today and as its his birthday I offered to have them all day.

gBean Mon 07-Mar-16 17:54:49

Aww. Last boy just left "thanks for having me, it's been great".

My faith is somewhat restored smile

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