Saturday, May 8, 2010

Manners at the Table

Behind the pillow on our dining bench sit two books.


They take turns coming out every night at dinnertime to be read by Mom or Dad, depending. We like to be proactive in teaching manners (rather than REactive). These books help with that. A chapter is read each evening reminding us why manners matter.

Here is one which has a short passage for every day of the year:



We glean much from each chapter of this book as well:


Our children quite enjoy the lessons. We have a laugh most nights, realizing how many times we've gotten things wrong. But we are always encouraged to do things differently the next time around. Together, of course.

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