James is the last one sitting at the dinner table, finishing his broccoli salad . .
This is not an uncommon event.
James is usually the last one in our family to actually finish his food.
Not only to finish, but to finish chewing . . .
That child would sit there for days if we let him.
This was this afternoons ‘conversation’ – for lack of a better word . . . .
Scene – James, sitting alone at the table with two more bites left . . .
James: Laa laa, dahhh dahhhh . . .
Mom: James! No talking until you’re done chewing and swallowing your food!
James: Hhhhhmmmmmmmmm hhhmmmmm
Mom: James . . . NO humming until you’re done with your food!
James: *nodding obsessively
Mom: James!!!! NO moving, talking or humming until you’re done! Child!