Emma seems to have lost her manners lately. I don't know if it's just and age and stage thing or what is going on, but she is driving us nuts with interrupting and talking with food in her mouth. I finally got tired of it today, and decided how we were going to solve the problem.
I told her that since her manners had left, she could either find them on her own or I would call Santa and tell him that she needed new manners instead of toys for Christmas. It really didn't matter to me, it was her choice, but if she wanted toys for Christmas she would need to find her manners on her own. Last year, Marty called Santa and told him she might need new ears instead of toys, since hers must be broken, she was not listening too well.
I wonder how long we will be able to get away with this kind of thing?