I know I've said before that I want to be Mary P when I grow up. I just love her daycare blog. She's so practical and does SO. MANY. good things with her kiddos. I'm all for this- it's a huge pet peeve of mine as well! I can't count how many times Kanga and I have cheerfully said, "Oh, you're thirsty? I'm Kanga. Nice to meet you!" Polite people ask for things they need, rather than simply stating their issues and standing there repeating them in a whiny voice until someone fixes the problem without even being asked. It's a lesson that's so much easier to learn when you're two or three than in school or your first job.
So, go read this! So good!