Good afternoon! I hope this day finds you feeling blessed and thanking God for all He has done for you!
Today I wanted to share a list of Table Manners that I ran across the other day while reading this book entitled, “Lists to Live By”. I don’t know about you, but sometimes we’ll go out to eat at a nice restaurant or maybe we’ll go to someone’s home for dinner and the chaos and lack of manners that I witness at the tables are crazy and uncalled for. Granted, when you have small children (I’d say about three and under), it’s understandable that there will be some chaos! 🙂 Maybe more than some depending on the orneriness of your child…a..k.a my son! 🙂
It seems that people of this day and age, children and adults alike, just do not know proper table manners.
While reading over this list, some things popped out that I could be implementing more to my children. All of them were good reminders for me as well. I love to see well-behaved children. To me, 9 times out of 10, it is a reflection of the diligence of the parent to train their children and it is an encouragement to me to do more. On the other hand, I really do not like to see children that have no idea what a table manner is. I get it, they are not my children. But I honestly look at them and feel sorry for them. Their parents are really not doing them justice by not instructing them about right and wrong at the table. It just makes such a difference, when you and your family are invited out by someone or over to their house and your children know how to act at the dinner table. I want to help we, as parents, to avoid that embarrassment of when our children act out of hand and I also want to remind us as parents to implement these manners into our lives as well, if we haven’t already, so our children will imitate what they see. I want my children to be well-pleasing, well-mannered and welcomed back again without hesitation.