Monday, April 16, 2007

Mealtime Manners

After some issues regarding manners lately, I have decided that we must more diligently attend to training in this area. I think that manners are important in all families, but the larger the family, the more apparent the rudeness can be! I am posting the following rules in our kitchen. Another idea is to laminate cute place mats with your manners list. Peace, Hope

Good Manners

Say please and thank you.

Sit straight up at the table, don’t wiggle all around.

Speak kindly to others at the table and only compliment the food that is served.

Put your napkin in your lap and keep your mouth clean with your napkin.

Wait for everyone to be served before eating.

Keep your elbows off the table.

Ask patiently for things to be passed, don’t reach across others.

Don’t eat with your fingers food that is meant to be eaten with a fork or spoon.

Chew with your mouth closed and chew as quietly as possible.

Don’t try to speak with food in your mouth.

Ask to be excused before getting up from your seat.

Thank God for your food.