Your peanut pitched a conniption after Grammy gave him new jammies for the holidays. You then promptly resolved to make this the Year of Better Manners.
(Right after you muttered a curse word or two under your own breath.)
Time for classes from The PoliteChild. Whether your kids’ behavior is a general mess or they don’t know their forks from their fingers, Corinne Gregory can help clean up their acts. Gregory’s been at it for years, spreading her know-how across the country. But lucky you, she’s based in our neck of the woods.
Get a group of tots together and head to a class or sign up for firm and effective one-on-one instruction. Either way, their behavior will be a reflection of you in no time.
After all, to the manners born.
The PoliteChild (425-485-4089 or politechild.com).
Children’s Film Festival Seattle
What: The fourth annual fest, with 80 flicks from which to pick.
Why: Premieres, animated features, shorts, documentaries, and more.
When: Fri.-Feb. 1. Schedule online at nwfilmforum.org.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-329-2629).
Story Time at Santoro’s Books
What: Resident reader Stephanie Luckerath entertains.
Why: Books for the kids + nearby boutique shopping for you = the perfect day.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.
Where: 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-784-2113).
What: Clearance items now 50-75 percent off regular prices; all new merch 20 percent off.
Why: Rockin’ clothes for the kids, wild deals for you.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 6405 Roosevelt Way NE (206-522-4322).