This afternoon, I'll yet again sit back and watch to see if my offspring have learned any of the lessons I've taught them about social niceties. Like Sheldon Cooper's mum, I've tried to explain some of the "social conventions" around entertaining guests.
- Don't embarrass your guest
- Don't embarrass the hostess
- Therefore ...
- Don't bicker; and
- Don't think of humiliating "funny anecdotes" to make both guest and hostess squirm.
Check back later to see if I had a pleasant afternoon or am anticipating a migraine-clouded evening ...