I’ve read that you should start teaching your child manners from a young age and as you know, education in my house is a big thing. So this mama has been working on teaching B how to have table manners. She says “Excuse me from the table please,” when she has finished eating and knows not to sing at the table unless it is when praying.  Enter my next big challenge which really doesn’t seem like something so big because as a grown up you do it every day. Eating with a knife and fork correctly.

I made up a silly little song and B and I have been working on it and working on it and working on it! Last night I nearly fell off my chair. B set the table with the place mats and put out the knives and forks although in the wrong order but on the place mats where they should be correctly!!!!! Besides the fact that Madame was eating properly with a knife and fork, she was eating big veggies like green peppers and onions without me trying to encourage her. This is the second time this week and I’m not saying a word to her about it in case I jinx it! 🙂  She struggled a bit but got the whole putting of the food onto the fork with the knife correctly!! And the finale, when she was done, she put her knife and fork together on her plate without being told and asked for some more food please.  Queue me picking up my mouth from the floor! I think she was really proud of herself and asked for 2 more helpings while I watched her tummy with a sense of apprehension. I am so proud of her and I could see that she was of herself as well! As a special treat, we started playing a new game and now she is jolly well addicted to it but hey it was fun!

Well, today is going to be a great day and with the amazing people that I have in my life, it can only get better! I am planning my weekend already and boy if it is anything like last weekend, I am going to be exhausted! Bring it!

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