Today I am going to talk table manners because that is the topic being discussed over on Ragu’s Facebook Page. I am a Ragu Brand Ambassador for Moms the Word on Dinner and excited to be discussing some great topics with you. If you want to carry on this conversation you can visit Ragu’s Facebook page to watch the video, which includes one of my fave bloggers, Trisha from MomDot.
The question is what is your stance in Table Manners! Are there specific no no’s, do you have certain rules that you always follow? What are your table manners when eating in you kitchen?
What Are The Rules in my House Regarding Table Manners?
I am a HUGE let’s have dinner as a family kind of person. Dinner time has always been an important part of my day. I don’t care if we eat breakfast and lunch together but dinner is a must for family sit down time.
As far as rules, I am not sure if I really have any spoken rules, they are more common sense rules such as;
- Be polite and respectful.
- If you throw food your plate is taken away until you pick up that food that has been thrown (yes I have a two year old who is currently testing limits)
- Allow everyone, yes even the little brothers, to take part in the conversation talking about our day.
- No watching TV.
For the most part I am relaxed at dinner, it is a time for us to talk about our day, even the two year old has something to say about the fun day he had with Mama. It’s a time to discuss family, what’s going on in our lives and minds. I am BIG on keeping the topics on a positive note during dinner, if there are any “issues” that dwell on the negative we can discuss them later on privately.
Dinner is simply one big happy meal, well minus the sibling bickering on occasion and two year old instigating his big brother and sister 😉