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.