Teaching children proper manners is a very tricky business. We try to teach them how and when to say "hello" and "goodbye" and to throw the person's name in too. We want them to say "bless you" when someone sneezes and "thank you" when someone gives them a gift. And if they mess something up, we try to get them to apologize.
Jacob has sort of learned this, as he demonstrated today. At breakfast, Angie was pouring him some milk to go with his Cheerios and raisins. We use sippy cups that have snap on lids with straw holes. Angie just finished pour and was about to snap on the lid when Jacob grabbed it. The milk spilled all over the table. This caused a bit of commotion but Jacob did manage to apologize. Jacob said quite clearly, "I'm sorry, milk." The milk forgave him.