Monday, June 8, 2009

Bibs? Really?

Okay, so I'm watching Jon and Kate as I type. And I just saw the almost-5 year-olds (guessing this was taped before their birthday?) eating a snack with bibs.

Is that normal?

I was feeling sorta guilty for bibbing Peter as he neared his third birthday. My mother suggested I bring bibs for all the kids when I took his chocolate dumptruck birthday cake to his preschool class, but I nixed it, lest the mortification follow him to high school. And, truly, they didn't need it.

I'm thinking that once you've got full control of your utensils, a napkin in the lap will suffice.

5 comments:

Plucker Family said...

Having now taught 3's...no bibs for any of them;) You instincts are right I suspect:)

Susie said...

I am bib-tarded anyway. I actually tend not to bother wtih bibs even in the learning-to-eat-spaghetti-with-their-hands stage. They end up covered in muck head to toe anyway, so the bib is just one more thing to wash. But yeah, bibs on 5-year-olds are goofy.

Darcy and Jeremy said...

Did you see Kate toss the bibs this week? I'd say it's about time. Hopefully, she will toss the highchairs as well.

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Anonymous said...

Maybe we, as mothers and women, should stop judging on how other mothers decide to raise their children. A bib at 5 years old? Who cares?