Ah motherhood… every meal I find myself sounding like a tape recorder…”Elbows off the table please”, “Eat with your mouth closed”, “Don’t gulp your milk please”...
All the wonderful things we need to teach them so that they are not the ones people are staring at in disdain at a restaurant when they’re older…ha ha
I was raised in a very structured (borderline very strict) household and I feel I more or less am doing the same with our children. There is actually an etiquette school that kids can attend when they are a bit older & I really think that it’s a great idea. It need not be stuffy or pretentious but I think learning the basics plus is always a good thing.
Now, if only my eldest could eat faster!