Missing Manners

Manners seem to be missing these days – especially when it comes to my backyard Blue Jays!

Oh, they may give the appearance of being the perfect guest, but appearances can definitely be deceiving!

I’m pretty sure they never heard from their Mama the common courtesies that I heard from mine. Like, “Don’t chew with your mouth open.”

Or, “Use a fork and not your fingers…or your face!”

“When you are a dinner guest, don’t make a pig of yourself.”

And, “Don’t eat and run.”

It seems their Mama (or their Daddy) also neglected to say,  “Don’t play with your food”…

…or, “Always leave a place neater than you found it.”

I think when it comes to manners, especially table manners, my Blue Jays must have somehow missed the memo.

Ah well, at last they do come dressed in their feathered finest!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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18 Responses to Missing Manners

  1. Mary says:

    Good thing they are pretty because they are sassy things!

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    If I was that pretty I’d also not be caring much about my personality and manners! 😀

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Cute post Kathy! 💙

  4. lindasschaub says:

    Love this Kathy … those Blue Jays raise a ruckus and are the worst, but they are such a delight to watch that we forgive them for their sins. I was tossing out some peanuts to a few squirrels who were hanging around my front yard. The Blue Jay swoops down and swipes them. The cardinals (male/female) do the same. If I don’t have the peanuts out early enough for the Jay to swipe before the squirrels get there, he sits and screeches until I go out. No manners! Mama didn’t rear ’em right.

  5. Awesome set of photos! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Kit Dunsmore says:

    Great photos. Jays can be feisty and don’t seem to care what anyone else thinks.

  7. WOW WOW WOW Beautiful bird

  8. That happens sometimes when you are hungry! LOL

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