So I am embarking on a little summer journey to transform my little ladies into little miss manners. We started tonight by learning how to set the table. Two little ladies were absolutely thrilled to set the table and help with dinner.
The Table Manners We Are Learning This Summer:
Comes to the table on time.
Knows how to correctly set a table.
Sits up straight.
Places napkin on her lap.
Takes his hat off.
Makes only positive comments about food.
Waits for the hostess to sit before serving or eating.
Puts modest portions on his plate.
Keeps elbows off table.
Knows how to use utensils correctly.
Chews with her mouth closed.
Doesn't talk with food in her mouth.
Places knife and fork sideways on plate when finished.
Asks to be excused before leaving the table.
Offers to help the hostess.
Thanks the hostess before leaving.
My oldest, 1 of 3, does many of the items on the list already. It sure does make her beam to think that she already has great manners. Manners fit for a princess. And my 3 year old is becoming interested in helping in the kitchen and having polite manners too.
Summer fun times!!!