First Time Obedience
Whatever Mom or Day may say,
My job is to First-time Obey.
The Interrupt Rule
To disrespect others would make me a fool,
So I always use the Interrupt Rule.
The Appeal Process
There's never cause to fuss or squeal,
it's "Yes Mom," or "May I appeal?"
Whether dining in (your town) or Connecticut,*
We're a joy to be with, when we keep Mealtime Etiquette
*Connecticut families might try, "whether dining abroad, or here in Connecticut..."
Wait for the Hostess to Begin Eating
We always should wait for the one who serves,
To give her the honor that she deserves,
By waiting two minutes to eat your dessert,
You won't starve, and prob'ly it won't even hurt!
Quit Whining* (to the tune of Veggies Tales "Keep Walking")
Quit whining, or I'll beat your bottom red
Quit whining, and say "yes Mommy" instead
You must obey, whatever Mom has said,
So quit whining, or we'll visit the woodshed!
*This lighthearted ditty may not be suitable for more sensitive readers, or those who were born without a sense of humor.
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