Sometimes I like to talk while I eat… not with my mouth full – my mother taught me that – but just for a little conversation with the people I’m with. It’s especially nice in restaurants. But the other day, at a table too close to anybody with normal hearing within a city block, somebody’s kid was trying out for the Guinness Book of World Records in the Screaming while Running Around category. Worse than that were the (so-called) grownups laughing at how funny the kid was. Really folks? Is sensible parenting really a lost art?
Ann Offal Noyes
& A. Hugh Nokitov