Remember all those basic manners your mother taught you when you were young..here is the real
version of what she means to say
When Visiting The Family
Be real nice and sit up tall,
eat your dinner- and I mean eat it all.
Be polite when at another's home,
smile and laugh, never groan.
Let Grandma pinch your face quite a bit,
pretend to be calm instead of throwing a fit.
Don't tell about Mommy's crazy mood
or the day that Daddy walked around
Take off your shoes when in their house,
never, ever show them your pet mouse.
Don't spit out food that tastes real bad,
great!" and they'll be glad.
Never insult the way cousin Annie talks,
or ask why Great-Uncle David don't walk.
Keep your mouth shut, don't ask for cake,
when it's fruit pie that Grandma
decided to make.
Overall just don't speak at all please.
In fact why not go play with the dogs on your knees.
Till Daddy says " Four beers is enough" and you
hold in tight that escaping fart.
Visiting family is never a joy,
For an eager, learning six year old boy!
Copyright; Chloe Arbetin