On Monday I posted here about how we’re working on table manners with our girls. I had a wonderful e-mail response from a friend of mine who is rearing three great boys. I’m passing along just a few of their table rules – things that may not even have crossed my mind. These may highlight some of the differences between boys and girls!!
1. We do not want to hear eating or drinking at the table. NO moaning or humming or loud chewing.
Another idea she shared which I loved was that her husband has each of the boys go to her and thank her for making the meal (whether they liked it or not). This is to train them to one day thank their wife for the food she prepares for them. What a nice way to truly be rearing your children with the future in mind!