Transition #522: Uncovering the Nuances of Child Etiquette

Emily Post can teach me what fork to use at a fancy dinner. She can remind me to keep my elbows off the table and sit up straight. She can even give me tips on how my children ought to behave in social situations. It’s nice to have experts guiding us and staving off awkward moments…particularly when, if given the opportunity, my children would write very different rules of conduct.

Because their spelling still needs work, I took the liberty to write some of their accepted behaviors based on observations I made yesterday and today.

On Proper Utensil Usage:


On Sanitation:


On Personal Comfort:


On Food:


On Cultural Education:


On Behavior:


 On Nutrition:


Move over, Emily Post.

8 comments for “Transition #522: Uncovering the Nuances of Child Etiquette

  1. Lisa
    May 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Hilarious and sooooo true!

    • May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! Kids defy all logic and reason 🙂

  2. May 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Yes to all of the above. Tonight one of them spit out his soup because he found a tomato in it. It was tomato soup. I give up!

    • May 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      If it is any comfort, I am right there with you! This made me laugh…in a “oh thank goodness someone else is experiencing this silliness, too” kind of way…which is out loud with tears. Thanks for sharing!

  3. May 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    jaime blogguer

  4. May 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Oh so true!

  5. May 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    My children would agree with every one of these!

    • May 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      There is comfort in knowing I am not alone! Thank you! 🙂

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