M: "Scott, please use your fork. Only puppy dogs eat like that. You're not a puppy."
S: "U-huh, I'm a Scotty dog!"
We all encourage him to eat like a human and use his fork, but to no avail. Then when dinner is over..
S: "I'm just Scott now!"
Troy really stresses about table manners and they are often the normal discussion around our dinner table. I like my kids to use manners and I encourage them to do so, but I think he will eventually want to eat with his utensils, right?! Well, we have been told on the few occasions that we've had the courage to take them out in public, that they are well-behaved. So that is encouraging. I do worry that my photo happiness will encourage bad behavior, though. I really do want to have those funny priceless moments captured for the future ... like when they are parents calling and complaining about their kids not wanting to use a fork. SO right, wrong or indifferent, I present to you our 'Scotty Dog' having dinner!