Friday, March 20, 2009

table manners

Little Dude, you've almost mastered table manners. Mommy only has a few important tips to bring you over to the side considered acceptable by most.

Last night, when you exclaimed "Thank you, mommy" before popping an edamame bean in your mouth, I said "You're welcome" out of habit but thought "Thank you for what?" Then, I realized you had taken the bean from my plate. Next time, love, please ask for permission before taking something that isn't yours. But good for you for remembering to say thank you.

"I need YOU to give me a drink, please!" The magic word was there. And, your sentence was definitely grammatically correct. But, somehow, your tone sounded a tad bit too imposing. Let's start all requests with a "May I" or "Can I have", please.

You make daddy and I laugh with your stories and singing at dinnertime. But baby, "Wanna take it out? I have a booger in me nose," though funny, is just plain gross and not appropriate dinner conversation material.

Lastly, we know how much you love having your sister over for Thursday dinners. Try not to make her feel uncomfortable the next time she comes over and refrain from exclaiming, "I can see your boobies!" Yes, honesty is the best policy but there are just some things that you should never say out loud, my love.


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  2. Hi and welcome to MBC! Great blog.