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I have complained multiple times in this forum about The Kidling’s general wiggliness at the dinner table. Her manners are a work in progress, to say the least.

On Monday, our bellies hit “empty” while we were out running errands so we stopped to eat lunch. Alice was getting a little wiggly while waiting for her food so I reminded her of what I expect at the table.

Alice: (Hops out of her chair. Pulls chair forward. Hops back into chair. Wiggles around. Wiggles some more.)

The Mama: Alice, settle down please.

Alice: (Gives The Mama the stink eye. Hops back into chair.)

The Mama: You need to be able to sit still at lunch. You are a big girl now. You are almost five years old.

Alice: (worriedly) I don’t want to have babies!

!!!!!!!!!

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38 thoughts on “fast forward

  1. Hmm. You could tell her that pregnancy is caused by wiggling at the dinner table. Yes, it’s stretching the truth a little, but it’s for a good cause.

  2. So funny! Another laugh-out-loud post 🙂
    So, she’s practicing her wiggling-away skills?
    Or she doesn’t want to be a grown up big girl, and therefore risk having babies?

    For what it’s worth, my kiddo is super-wiggly and the ONLY thing that has worked with her is this piece of draconian parenting: “If you leave your seat again, your meal is over.” I only had to follow through with this a couple times, and now she sits in her seat.

    Mostly…

    • Shucks. Thank you. Alice is a big-time baby-hater. Big time. She was nice to a 2.5 year old today for over an hour. I should probably take her temperature…

      I am so jealous that the fear of ending dinner time worked for you. Alice just got pissed. Really, really pissed. Some day I will figure out what makes this girl tick. It is a good thing she is otherwise perfect. 😉

      • How did I miss all these? To think of all the fun conversations we could have been having 😦
        I certainly don’t have the answers. It’s a mission of continual discovery…

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