Here are a couple videos of the Bubbies practicing their manners. They don't have a handle on spoken language but their sign language is progressing along - especially when they want something!
I know it looks like Tyler is coughing up a lung here, but I assure you he is fine. This is a daily activity, especially when he's sitting in his highchair with food smeared every where. He tends to get more "coughy" as the so-called eating session progresses. But he still needs to practice his manners, something in which he's extremely accomplished! The whining...not so accomplished. He needs to work on his fake crying a little more!
Parker is pretty good about trying new foods as long as he can feed himself. Try to put something in Parker's mouth - forget it! And he'll punish you the rest of the time by shaking his head "no" so you can't get any food near him. BUT he is drinking through a straw and can also drink via cup - but volume is really the challenge. Parker just can't take in a significant amount of calories to impact his weight. In this video he is pretty irritated because it's time to get down and he knows manners are a must!