"Phil, stop acting like a worm,
The table's not a place to squirm"
Thus speaks the father to the son,
Severely says, not in fun.
Mother frowns and looks around,
But Philip will not take advice,
He'll have his way at any price.
Here and there on the chair;
"Phil, these twists I cannot bear."
(After which he leans backwards in his chair, and as he is falling grabs
the tablecloth, tumbling him, the dishes, and the chair to the floor.)
"Fidgety Phil," translated from a German nursery rhyme, 1863
Probably as many as four million children and four to five million adults in the United States suffer from Attention-