current status: the 6yo refuses to let go of his book lest be lose his place, and so can not pick up a knife to cut up his pancake, and thus is performing a precarious dance wherein he uses his fork to dangle the syrup-soaked pancake in front of his mouth and leans forward to take messy bites, eyes never leaving the page

hot take: not reading books at the table is mostly an artifact of shitty bookbinding technology, and widespread use of lay-flat bindings would usher in a glorious age of people ignoring each other during meals

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