This morning at breakfast, Owen laid his napkin flat across his plate and dropped a wad of pre-chewed toast directly from his mouth into it.
It laid there like a hacked up furball.
I explained that the whole point of using a napkin is so other people don't have to see your pre-chewed food. "Put the napkin to your mouth, and try to be a little more subtle," I suggested.
A minute later, Owen put his napkin to his mouth, as suggested. I was just about to compliment him when he shoved it under my chin, displaying a second bite of spit-out toast and saying, "Look, Mommy, I'm subtle!"