Me: "Leif this afternoon when Auntie Melissa gave you a gift, I wasn't happy with the way you said, 'oh, I hope it is a Wii game!' That is impolite and can make the other person feel bad."
Leif: (Looking at me blankly.) "But I liked the book a lot mom!"
Me: "I know. But ok, think of it this way, if you drew me a special picture and wrapped it up and gave it to me because you knew I would like it and I said, 'oh, I hope it is a diamond ring!' How would you feel?"
Me: "See what I mean. You can hurt someone's feelings by assuming the gift is something that it isn't."
Leif: "But what if it was a drawing of a diamond ring?"