We need to work on that.

Kerri loves to talk.  She was never told "children are to be seen and not heard", and so she participates in adult conversations all the time.  And usually that is not a problem, because she is quite logical, funny, and very perceptive. 

However, yesterday was an exception, and reminded me that we really need to work on some of her social skills.  We met up for dinner with one of hubby's coworkers.  They are pretty good friends, and so there is a comfort level.  But Kerri made it very awkward when she would interrupt and say inappropriate things.  For example, at one point she decided to tell the coworker that she loved my "boobies".  At another point, we were having a general conversation about how companies are run, and Kerri looked at the coworker and blurted out: "It's the Peter Principle". 

The coworker had no idea what Kerri was talking about, and thought she was referring to another coworker named Peter.  So we had to explain it to him: The Peter Principle is a belief that in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success, and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability. The principle is commonly phrased, "employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence."   He had heard the last quote, but had no idea it was called "The Peter Principle". 

And then Kerri was bored.  So she decided to take over the conversation, and set up a hockey ring on our table, using soda cans for the "goal" area.  She took out a dime and challenged the coworker (who is older than hubby, by the way) to play table hockey with her.  And so he did - and even though he tried to cheat, Kerri beat him. 

Life with Kerri is an awkward seven going on twenty.