Don’t look at me! Monday Quotes #31

“Don’t look at me!” My little girl.

Lately, my kids have been having a special kind of conflict during mealtimes. They sit across from each other at the table. For some mysterious reason, my daughter strongly objects to having her brother look at her. Not all the time; just some of the time.

She get’s all stubborn, pushes away from the table and screams, “Don’t look at me!”

My son likes to respond by making up songs with her name in it. That just makes her angrier. I try to avoid saying things like “SHUT UP” to the kids, but if ever there were a time for it, this would be it.

I’m tempted to put little walls up around each kid. Do you think there’s a market for this sort of toddler privacy wall? Maybe I could actually have a conversation at the dinner table with my husband for once.

 

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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5 Responses to Don’t look at me! Monday Quotes #31

  1. sillyliss says:

    Another option is to let them eat under the table. Put a tablecloth down there and they will think they are having a picnic. Even if they are crying/screaming/looking at each other, the sound would be partially muffled and you could kind of eat in semi-peace. Well, this is my dream idea, but I haven’t tried it yet.

    • Not a bad idea. Half the food from their plates ends up down there anyway. It would cut down on the amount of time I spend picking up their food and forks off the floor!

      • sillyliss says:

        My kids excuse themselves from dinner to go down on the floor and eat their “second dinner.” I know, totally gross. But I’m soooo beyond gross these days. If they want to clean up the floor by eating everything that’s dropped down there, then I let them. 😛

  2. Papa Angst says:

    Our dinner time has recently become a complete circus so I’m glad to hear this not for your sake but for empathy. If the little walls work, please do share where you got them or the blueprints for constructing them.

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