A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mind Your Manners

Today at lunch, Jonah apparently decided that putting his feet up on the table seemed like the comfortable thing to do. I informed him that feet do not belong on the table, and that it was "not good manners" to put feet up on tables.

"What are manners, Mommy?"

Hmmmmm, good question. Using good manners means that we are not rude, and that we are polite.

"How do I not be rude?"

Double hmmmmmmm. We went through a slightly circular conversation. Jonah wanted to understand what I was trying to say, but I wasn't quite getting a good point across. I explained that using good manners and being polite was like how we say "Bless you" after someone sneezes, and "Excuse me" after burping or "tooting" in front of others.

"Ooohhhhh," Jonah said knowingly. He nodded, the frowned and said, "But what do we say after we poop?"

Ummmmm, while I took all of three seconds to deliberate my answer, he grinned with triumph and said "STINKY WINKY!!!!!!!!" and waved his hand in front of his face.

Sigh. Sure. We'll keep working on those manners! At least the feet won't be going back up on the table anytime soon!

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