Attempts, part two
Knowing that our boys will someday have to enter the wide, wide world of courting, teaching, and providing, we are trying to teach them manners. Starting right here at the family meal.
To restore a bit of civility and order to the dinner table, we have introduced cloth napkins, placemats, and candles. It’s amazing what dim lights and candlelight can do to bring improved manners to the meal. Well, most of the time. There are also the ever-present reminders that: your shirt is not a napkin, please use your fork, please keep food on the plate, if you don’t like it don’t spit it out on the floor or fling it on the wall, and so forth. Taming the circus, one trick (and animal) at a time.
What are you doing in your homes these days to keep things ticking?