I hope all of you had a great weekend! We finally got rain, which was good for little L’s cough, but other than that, it kept us all inside, trying to find any activity to do, rather than watch TV all weekend long. Lots of markers and art, Play-doh, pretend play and reading! I also caught up on all of my laundry, thanks to my special little helper. Can’t believe he’s already four months old! And yes, he’s in a PINK Bumbo…
If you’re in need of some basic table manners, I found these tips pretty comprehensive on eHow. Not only are they good to refresh our memories on the rules, but they’re great to share with your children, too. I did Teen Cotillion in junior high and high school, and was also a debutante, but I still need a refresher every once in awhile. Like #5, I completely forgot about that one! Are there any you can add? For the full details on each rule, click here for the complete article.
Tip #1: For all questions involving etiquette, just use your brains.
Tip #2: Never do anything until the host does it first.
Tip #3: Use your utensils from the outside in.
Tip #4: If you’re not sure what to do, wait and see what your neighbor does. If that offers no clue, just fake it.
Tip #5: Never let any utensils, once used, ever touch the table again. (That includes leaning a fork onto the plate.)
Tip #6: Do not put the entire soup spoon in your mouth.
Tip #7: If you spill something, don’t make a big deal of it.
Tip #8: If you’re not sure whether or not you can eat something with your fingers, just use a utensil.
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