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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Manners & Etiquette Wednesday Table Manners

It's nap time at my house!! So, I'm taking advantage of this time to blog for today! :) Yay for a little bit of me time! Before I go on with today's post, I have to share that Robbie is now taking a long three hour nap from around 11 to 2 every day!!

It is pure bliss, he wakes up happy and refreshed with a smile on his face and in my heart!

Back to my post... today's Manners and Etiquette topic is Table Manners.

Table Manners

Let's Be honest, have you ever sat down to eat a meal with someone who had... let's just say less than desirable table manners??? Perhaps he or she slurped their soup, spoke with their mouth full, clanked their fork to their teeth. I am cringing at the thought!

Well, we are not born with the knowledge of table manners. Just like any other type of social grace, table manners are taught... and I believe the younger we teach our children these top ten table rules, the better.

So, the next time you are dining with a friend, keep these basic behaviors in mind as you eat:

Top 10 Table Manners

1. Chew with your mouth closed.

2. Avoid slurping, smacking, blowing your nose, or other gross noises. (If necessary, excuse yourself to take care of whatever it is you need to take care of.)

3. Don’t use your utensils like a shovel or as if you’ve just stabbed the food you’re about to eat.

4. Don’t pick your teeth at the table.

5. Remember to use your napkin at all times.

6. Wait until you’re done chewing to sip or swallow a drink. (The exception is if you’re choking.)

7. Cut only one piece of food at a time.

8. Avoid slouching and don’t place your elbows on the table while eating (though it is okay to prop your elbows on the table while conversing between courses.)

9. Instead of reaching across the table for something, ask for it to be passed to you.

10. Always say ‘excuse me’ whenever you leave the table.



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