Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Manners, Please!

The other day, the boys had a teacher work-day, so Becky brought them in to meet me for lunch. The boys always enjoy coming down to Fairfax for lunch, and were thrilled to go to the all-you-can-eat Indian buffet. Eddie, despite his loss of appetite, found a way to eat several scoops of butter chicken, while Luke pounded down the naan.

After lunch, we were heading out the door, when Eddie walked by one of those dishes of mints that sits near the exit. Unable to resist, he immediately reached in with his grubby little fingers for the mints.

"Eddie!" I barked at him, "Use the spoon!" (For there was this white plastic spoon placed there, just for this purpose.)

So, obediently, Eddie dropped the mints in his hand back into the bowl, picked up the spoon, carefully scooped up a neat little spoonful of mints, and placed the spoon in his mouth.

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

But what could I do? He did exactly as I had told him to. And he even put the spoon back when he was done.

7 comments:

Merrick said...

sweet

mike said...

So did you bring home a bowl full of mints?

Scott said...

Nope! But I won't mention the name of the Indian restaurant.

Mom said...

Never eat from a community dish - you don't know what's been in there & where it's been!

Mike said...

Amen!

Dad said...

Reminds me of someone I once knew, about 28 years ago.

Matt and Deachi said...

Merrick and I just went to lunch and she mentioned this post. I have no idea how but I had missed it. I am so glad she brought it up. This IS HILARIOUS!

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