Weekend of camping with friends. We decide to go out to breakfast. It had begun to rain in the middle of the night so we packed up camp and headed to the kids' favorite breakfast spot on the coast. Our traveling friends were continuing on their journey so this would be the last time we'd see them in a while. We are gathered around a table, enjoying our food and company, when the conversation begins to get interrupted by random directives to our children:
Don't lick the bacon anymore, just put it in your mouth. Put it in your mouth and bite it. You're still licking it.
Stop fighting the pancake. Yay, you conquered the pancake - now eat it.
Use your fork; don't just stick your face on the plate.
No you don't need anymore syrup, your pancake is dripping.
Uh, you probably don't want to use your hands to eat your French toast. Oh okay, never mind.
I guess we had lingered longer than we realized and our children were finding creative ways to entertain themselves. The adults thought it was all pretty funny but we got it, time to go.