Today I, along with The Blushing Hostess
and Miss Janice, am over at The Entertaining House
. We are talking about children and manners. I am the last to speak. Which is probably for the best. For example, on how to teach small ones,
Start small. Think globally, act locally. Really. Use the words, "In This House The Rules Are..."
• In this house we keep our bottoms on the chairs while we eat.
• In this house we taste everything on our plates. You don't have to finish, but you have to try to see if your taste changed. Grownups like different foods than kids, and we need to know when you are becoming more grownup. (That said, no springing calamari or kale on them too early.) more...
I believe that realistic expectations may help us save civilization.