We see my extended family every year or so. And you know when you don't see people very often, you'd like them to have the good impression of your children, not necessarily the *right* impression.
Fortunately, my extended family is under the mistaken impression that my children are well-behaved. It's amazing what adults will believe when they hear a ma'am or sir.
My children usually respond to adults with a yes ma'am or no ma'am. They're FAR better about it since they just spent two weeks with their personal polite trainer, Granny. And my family hasn't ever heard such words. Apparently.
However, we still have a few more days. Let's hope we can keep up the farce a little longer.