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Table Manners......

Let's start a list of table manners and see where it takes us.
Here goes.
Mabel, Mabel, elbows off the table.


Asked by tootoobusy at 9:40 AM on Jan. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • The Goops the lick their fingers...
    The Goops they lick their knives
    They spill their broth on the tablecloth
    Oh they lead such disgusting lives!!

    They Goops they talk while eating,
    And loud and fast they chew
    And that is why I'm glad that I am not a Goop
    Are you??

    Sorry, that just popped into my head, apparently it's been sitting there since the 3rd grade when I think my teacher made us copy it off the blackboard as a penmanship exercise.....that was a LONG time ago!

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:06 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • LOL well according to my son (he's 5 and we're big on this) - you DON'T SMACK - no one wants to hear you eating... except he tells everyone to the point that HIS manners are needing checked.

    Answer by AAAMama at 9:42 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • chew with your mouth closed
    say excuse me if needed
    no belching (no, it's not funny to mimic daddy, lol)
    sit up straight
    eat properly (no goofing off)
    talk and converse, but no siging or goofing off

    the only rhyme i know is what my mom used to say "tables are made for glasses, not a$$e$", but i don't use that one

    Answer by boobarandbell at 9:50 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Take normal sized bites - no cramming your mouth full of food.

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 9:51 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Don't talk with food in your mouth.
    Use a napkin.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 9:44 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Well I don't have any cute rhymes but...
    Chew with your mouth closed,
    Use your napkin,
    Ask to be excused.

    Answer by BluDog at 9:44 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • The only rhymes I know are the one you mentioned and

    Peat Sweet, eep your mouth closed while you eat

    Answer by missanc at 10:04 AM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • I thought I must be the only one that expected kids to be asked to be excused from the table. It is a great way to teach asking permission at an early age. Most kids just get up and leave. A great way for parents to instill expectations.

    Comment by tootoobusy (original poster) at 10:41 AM on Jan. 28, 2011