I have tried. With every fiber of my being, I have tried to teach my boys manners at the table. We have very strict eating rules at our house:
1. Eat at the table, or at least in the kitchen. No food in the rest of the house.
2. Always have one meal a day as a family.
3. No phones, toys or distractions at the table.
4. Sit while you eat. Eat with your mouth closed. Don’t talk with food in your mouth.
5. There is no burping or farting at the table. If something slips out, you must say, “Excuse me!”
These are pretty common and pretty simple. However, they seem to be forgotten at every meal! Someone always brings a blanket or toy to the table. I can’t even tell you how many times we ask them to sit down, close their mouths and finish their meals. And there is always at least one burp, fart or other strange noise that sets the whole table into a laughing fit.
But I have tried to reign it in. I have tried to enforce the rules. I apologize for their behavior now. Know that I truly believe it is more a function of DNA and testosterone than anything I could have done that cause these disruptions to the family meal.
Best of luck!
When my boys heard about The Squirm Burpee Circus coming to the Victoria Theatre, they were intrigued. After all, squirming and burping are two of their favorite things! When I further explained that this show is a fantastic adventure with comedy, high-skill circus acts and a HUMAN CANNON – well, let’s just say they were hooked. They can’t wait to see the eye-catching cast and Vaudeville comedy routines and neither can I.
Tell me about your family eating adventures in the comments and win four tickets to this Saturday’s 1:00 pm performance of the Squirm Burpee Circus! Tickets will be given away by Wednesday by 5pm.
The SQUIRM BURPEE CIRCUS is an exhilarating, fantastical adventure featuring classic vaudeville comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot rooted in American melodrama. Featuring an eye-catching cast and a beautiful, Cirque-like aesthetic, the show explodes with high-energy acts like The Human Cannon, The Ladder of Love and Chainsaw Juggling, not to mention classic vaudeville comedy routines, hilarious romantic antics and swing dancing! Get tickets at ticketcenterstage.com and for more information about the Saturday workshops programs with the PNC Family Series, visit http://www.victoriatheatre.com/shows/squirm-burpee-circus/.