Perhaps I Should Have Been More Specific.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lately I have been trying to teach the little man some "manners." Things like eat with a fork, wash your hands, say please and thank you, don't pick your nose/ears, and most recently not to wipe his perpetually runny nose on his shirt/hand/sleeve. To this end I have tried to show him that we only wipe our nose into paper. Things have been going well and usually he says "paper" when he is snotting, I then grab a small piece of TP and he takes care of his business. Yes, you can see where this is going. 

Today I heard him sniffling, then I heard the bathroom door open, some mild commotion, and then the little man running by with a stream of white trailing behind him. I looked over and heard all the wasted trees crying. Hmmmmm, perhaps I should have specified how much paper we should use in this situation. Before you think, well it's not that much paper, let me tell you he emptied the roll. Had there been more I can only imagine how much he would have taken. 

Here is the damage.

Ah well, at least there was no more runny nose and at least I know he is listening.

There is hope for a polite little boy after all! 


Bex said...

My 17-month-old niece did something similar the other day! My sister told her to go get some TP so she could wipe her nose and my niece ran away and just never came back...when my sister went to find her, she found my niece with a similar amount of TP...but SHOVED up her nose. Which is one way to do it, I guess. :)

Anonymous said...

Okay -
I'm super impressed he: a) uses a fork and b) can even get his own paper to wipe his nose. My little darling is so far from either of those life lessons... maybe it's time to lay down the law around here!

lunarossa said...

A sweet little gentleman! Never mind the paper wastage, manners first! Ciao. A.

Yummy Mummy said...

Anon- let's just say he "tries" to do all of the about. This is very much a work in progress!!!


Jodi said...

I made the spinach with feta pasta last wonderful! Dh of course complained because there wasn't any meat but oh well! I wonder if the twins will eat the leftovers tonight feta is strong but they like spinach so....

Yummy Mummy said...

Glad you liked it! LM likes feta because I think he like the salt. Good luck! My mother in law throws in side of chicken or steak on the suide for my father in law, I think it quiets the complaining. :)