Manners are a great thing and I so love to hear polite little voices say "peas", "dank you" and "escooze me". It is the last that has been greatly used by a certain 3y.o. recently. She uses her magic words well and always has. But a few weeks ago, we were in the grocery store and in a very clear and loud voice, she looks up and says "That was my butt. It farted!" It took a bit of mommy composure not to laugh, but to reintroduce her to "excuse me!". Being Eloise she quickly adopted this new phrase and it has been used A LOT :)
There is a dilemma with "excuse me" though! It must be used for those unpleasant bodily functions and for interrupting and gaining attention. So we're working our way around this :) Trying to avoid...small voice says "excuse me!"...Mommy says "yes, do you need something?"...small voice should not say "I'm otay mommy, I just urped!" So the question of the week, how to pose the response without getting an undesired answer???