I must send a very special shout out to Cool Man Kyle for introducing my little miss to the "dinosaur bite".
In a nutshell, when Kyle may not be putting away the food quite as well as his lovely parents would like, they request dinosaur bites: large bites of food followed by a terrifying, fossilized growl.
He demonstrated this very special maneuver at my own home a few weeks ago and our family dinners have never been the same.
So, thank you Kyle. Though we still regularly battle for full meal consumption on any given day, at least now we have a way to fit in a few extra bites in the most ladylike of manners.