Thursday, April 20

Miss(ed) Manners

Often at mealtimes bigger kids help little ones at our house. They tie bibs, cut meat, and at times cajole them to not eat like savages.

I hadn't really realized what a big role the 16 year old was playing in civilizing the 3 year old until this evening. The 16 year old went out to birthday dinner with the grandparents, leaving vacant her seat next to the 3 year old. The three year old looked at big sister's empty chair and said, "Good thing she isn't here. Now I can chew with my mouth open."

She was crestfallen at the chorus of voices quickly informing her that not only the 16 year old disliked open-mouthed chewing.

9 Comments:

At 10:49 PM, Blogger Addie said...

HA! HA! That's pretty funny!

 
At 5:05 AM, Blogger kel said...

How cute.

 
At 6:57 AM, Anonymous rhonda said...

HA! That is great. Just gotta love some of the things the kiddos say!

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger itybtyfrog said...

That is so cute!!! Thank goodness for big sisters to remind us of our manners!!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger momofalltrades said...

Sounds exactly like our 16 year old! How funny!

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger B.E.C.K. said...

Clearly 16 is doing a fine job reminding 3 to use good manners! LOL

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger FrogLegs said...

LOL!!! That's hilarious!! :)

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous HolyMama! said...

oh my gosh, she is so wonderful i can't stand it. i love the things she says!!

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger The Mother Load said...

Shows great signs of parental raising!
Found you through Sandra! Great blog! Kudos to you for raising so many children. I have 3 of my own, but most of the time my house is full of nieces and nephews (15 of them)and 5 godchildren.

 

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