Regardless of the pains we have taken to teach our children good manners, sometimes the dinner conversation will go like this:
Adult: I am not even going to respond to that.
Child: MORE PLEASE!
Adult: I don't even know what you want.
Child: MORE RICE PLEASE!
Adult: You are still doing it wrong.
Child: Can I please have some more rice?
That's right. The fourth attempt.
Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
Every day I identify more with mommy hummingbird, whose job seems to be to hover near the nest above our front door, various food items dangling from her mouth after successful foraging. The baby bird just sits there and waits, beak straight in the air, for MORE.