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Bits And Pieces...

This morning, when I dropped Katie off at school, one of the teachers that we met at the open house last week complemented me on the girls' manners. I tend to think of them as hooligans, but appearently their company manners are good.
This made me happy.

Potty training proceeds on its herky jerky way. Katie has backslid a little, but Julie is making progress. Now, if I could only get her to remember to flush.

Last week we bought some plants for the container garden on the patio. Amongst the petunias and marigolds the girls each picked out a tomato plant. Julie's looked fine, but Katie picked out one that looked like "it needed love."
The good news is that once it was in soil and watered, it has perked up considerablly.
It's amazing how much they have grown since Friday.
We'll get more plants this weekend. We still have to do the front of the house.

Must go now, I have some shopping to do.
Most of Katie's leggins are capris now. Growth spurt girl strikes again.



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May. 10th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
My daughter was invited to a princess tea birthday party. She spent a good deal of the party running around the edges of it, *until* the tea and cake part of the party.

Then, her "company manners" kicked in, and whilst the other little girls whined, ran around the table, grabbed, etc., she sat in her chair, ate nicely with her fork, said "Yes, please," or "No, thank you," and had her napkin in her lap, and so on.

I have found that with your girls at conventions, they can be in full wild rumpus mode, and then screech to a stop in front of you, and have a perfectly lovely, polite, sweet conversation before gallumphing off again. I find them charming, with lovely company manners.
May. 10th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
I used to get that with my son - even when we were convinced he was hell on wheels his teachers and day care staff thought he was delightful. I think lots of kids save their worst behavior for their parents - by the time they get home from school they have used up all their "angelic". Plus they know deep down that you love them no matter how badly they behave, which may not be true of teachers and others outside the famiy!
May. 11th, 2012 09:43 am (UTC)
I've noticed, too, the politeness, good manners, and how well your girls interact with others at conventions. :)
May. 12th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
I have always believed that children pattern themselves after their parents and behave as they see their parents behave. It's not a surprise that Katie and Julie have good manners - their parents are some of the nicest people I know.
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