I don’t know how you teach manners in your neck of the woods, but in these parts we have a special way of doing things. The other day as my peeps and I were eating lunch, one of my children (who shall remain anonymous except that his initial is E.) was eating his chicken noodle soup with his hands. Yea, you heard me…..chicken noodle soup. He was sticking his fingers in the bowl, pulling out noodles, and then gnawing on them like a giant rodent. So, Brian sticks his hand in his water glass and starts slurping water from his fingers while loudly announcing “I sure am thirsty, boy does this water taste good!” Following his cue I start talking with a mouth full of food in a very exaggerated way, making sure the full contents of my mouth are visible. So that’s the way we teach manners in these parts. Because obviously this tired old statement wasn’t working. You know the one where you say to your children, “It’s important to have good manners, because you never know when you might get invited to eat dinner at the White House.” Feel free to share your techniques on teaching manners.
Macro #30 (final day of macro)
On a whole different note, more of my tv free week projects. At some point when it’s not all about ME, ME, ME I’ll share some of things the boys did with their time. The bird, while not original as there about 1,000,000 little birds out there in crafty land, I did create on my own. The squirrels are from a pattern on Cindy’s blog. And a p.s. on the lunchbox pattern. It’s from The Crafter’s Companion book. I modified the dimensions, and put the pockets on the sides. The fabric basket pattern by Sarah Neuburger of The Small Object.