We have been working tirelessly on teaching the kids better table manners, namely not using your fingers in place of spoons and forks. Dot seems to be the one taking the longest to get the concept into her head that fingers are taboo unless eating finger food. She then takes her fingers, ignores the napkins, and wipes them down her front, on her pants, or across the tableclothe.
Last night in a moment of sheer frustration Paul asked her exasperatedly, ” Which part of ‘don’t use your fingers’ are you not understanding?”
Dorothy tips her head to the side her big brown eyes thoughful, then looks at Daddy and says, “Probably all of it.”
I almost snorted the water I was drinking and then nearly fell off my chair trying to recover quickly.