My husband’s aunt was getting married at a fancy country club, and we were all invited. We decided to take the two older kids and leave the toddler at home with my sister. They got new clothes for the occasion and were drilled over and over about proper table manners for the luncheon that followed the ceremony. During lunch, I glanced at the kids’ table to observe their behavior. They spoke to the kids on their left, then switched and spoke to the kids on their right. Very proper.
Later, I asked what they talked about. Throwing up, they said.