Category Archives: manners

Parking Manners for Grownups

A while back, we talked about manners for kids.  This summer I have been faced with numerous opportunities to think about parking manners for asshats grownups.  In the interest of me not *accidently* keying your car everyone’s sanity, I have compiled … Continue reading

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Humiliation in the Shallow End

I wanted to disappear.  I wanted to evaporate into a plume of smoke, become invisible, somehow cease to exist.  That’s how humiliated I was.  But, there was no escape.  Pumpkin Pie had said it.  In public.  And I had to … Continue reading

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25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9

That headline just cries out for a sarcasm font, doesn’t it?  Popping up here and there on Facebook was a stupid and longwinded delightful post about children and manners that originally ran in the March 2011 issue of Parenting magazine. … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Please and Thank You

Like any parents of preschoolers, we demonstrate manners with the hope that the cave babies children get the idea and follow suit.  The higher level stuff like eye contact and not barking at babies at the grocery store how to … Continue reading

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