We are not ones that feel there is really a head of the table.
But my BIL and SIL were over and my oldest sits at the head of table and hubby and I sit on the side. I sit closet to the kitchen and hubby is on the other side to help the kids along with me.
They thought it was weird and the one of us adults should sit at the head of the table so they know that we are in charge. I thought it was weird because that is not the way you show your children who is in charge. We did get into the part but that is a whole other story.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by justanotherjen at 1:39 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
We are rather traditional and hubby always sits at the head and I sit at the other end. On special occasions or when dad is not home we allow one of the kids to sit at the "head". It is a fun way to make them feel special. The head of the table always takes the first helping of the main course and then passes the dish around.
When we have a dinner party Hubby sits at the head, I am to the left (I think it is supposed to be the right but the left is closer to the kitchen) and the oldest male sits at the other end with his spouse to the right unless there is another older male then I put the wife to the left and that man to the right with his wife next to him.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
Answer by Piskie at 2:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
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Answer by OneToughMami at 2:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
Piskie - a little hostile??
We are not a dictatorship - we are traditional and show respect to the older generation. We, hubby and I, sit at the head with the children in the middle. I give up my end of the table, out of respect, when my in-laws are in town (they live with us for one month a year). It is called traditional NOT a dictatorship -LOL
There really is no need for you to be so offended when others embrace a traditional view.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
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