It’s a school morning. I have a cup of coffee and am sitting in the living room, making fun of Meredith Viera’s LACK of interviewing prowess. From the living room I can see into our dining room…
You know those heavy earth moving/construction vehicles that have a claw and can grab big scoops of earth or debris or whatever…? Yeah. Those.
Now imagine one of those, sitting at the dining room table eating a bowl of cereal.
Me: “Conner! You can’t eat like that! It doesn’t matter if you’re eating alone or not, you can’t eat like a pig!”
My attention goes back to the news. After a moment, my eye is drawn back to Conner, eating his cereal.
Me: “Conner! You have waaaay too much food in your mouth! You can NOT eat like that!”
Back to the news. I notice that Conner is no longer at the table, and I assume he has now finished his cereal and has moved on to the rest of his morning routine.
Handsome Hubby walks by and into the kitchen and the following exchange ensues.
HH: “Hey Conner. Um, why are you standing in the middle of the kitchen eating your cereal…?”
Conner: “Cuz mom can’t see me here. Her corrections were slowing me down.”
So apparently, 14 year old boys find it is easier to eat standing up than it is to use common table manners. Sadly, I guess I’m not really surprised.
how cute. love the post
Hilarious. Has he been mentoring Isaiah? Michael threatens to make Isaiah leave the table at almost every meal. He eats like he’s been raised among animals. I don’t know where he has picked that up.
I can’t stop laughing! The pictures make it so much better!!!
I think manners is dying art!! Ha!
Boys for sure…but I have a niece that eats like that and she is in her 20’s now!
Keetha Broyles says
Honey, you REALLY need to put some little “clue” just for me in your post titles when they are “funny son” stories so I make sure NOT to miss them because as a mom of TWO sons, who PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW, are now responsible for themselves, I NEED these laughs that you provide.
TOOOOOOOO reminiscent of days gone by in our home – – – –
Bahahahahaa!! Kolby can stuff his face like the best of em and he’s only 7!! LOL
E’ bellissimo grazie.
If that’s the worst thing he does, you’re fortunate.
Meridith’s ineptness during the cooking portions of the show make me laugh. One day she said, “When do we put the powder in?” She was talking about the flour.
I wish you could have seen my 4 year old eating a piece of cheese bread last night. I had to vacuum up after him.
And mine is 9 years younger than yours….I’m guessing it only gets worse from here….
omg. this is giving me flashbacks to the dinner table with my BROTHER. he was such a PIG! wolfing (snorting?) everything down, gulping milk after every bite — just revolting. i could hear his entire digestive process in action at every meal. REVOLTING.
Lori E says
My eldest son, almost 28, is terrible and I assure you he wasn’t raised by wolves.
My German inlaws refer to it as schmutzing (spelling?). You can hear him every time he eats. So classy.
They will ALWAYS find a way around it!!!!
sitting on the mood swing at the playground says
That’s so funny…I particularly love the squirrel image I’ve seen that same thing at our table…growing up and now.
Christina @ The Tattered Tag says
What a funny post…still giggling as I type. 🙂 Thanks for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S., too bad I don’t have GPS installed on my blog. I really do try to make my blog user friendly. Your sense of humor is wonderful and I am so glad I could help you on your quest to link up to my blog bash!
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Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures says
HA HA HA HA
I love it!!!
OMG I am glad I am not the only one. Though it is my 6 year old that acts like that when he thinks noone is watching.
I love the things you described him to. Gave me the perfect metal image! Boys… sometimes I wonder how the heck you do it! LOL
I stopped over twice to your blog from Funky Junk Interiors. Your crafts catch my eye….. But, I am staying because you are freaking hilarious!