Miss Manners (Wannabe) 2

July 26, 2012

Miss Manners


Today’s Miss Manners Lesson

Top Ten Table Manners

1.    Chew with your mouth closed.

Lil Man is working on this one and it is too cute to watch. If you tell him to chew with his mouth closed he says “okay Mama” and places his index finger to his mouth. Like when you are shhing someone to be quiet

2. Avoid slurping, smacking, blowing your nose, or other gross noises. (If necessary, excuse yourself to take care of whatever it is you need to take care of.)

This one is for the hubby who is a very polite eater normally but loves to make this terrible noise I can’t even describe but it grosses me out and he enjoys teasing me at dinner

3. Don’t use your utensils like a shovel or as if you’ve just stabbed the food you’re about to eat.

4. Don’t pick your teeth at the table. EWWWW This is a definite NO NO

5. Remember to use your napkin at all times.

We have been to dinners where napkins are not even an option (who does that?)

6. Wait until you’re done chewing to sip or swallow a drink. (The exception is if you’re choking.)
This I did not know but makes total sense

7. Cut only one piece of food at a time.

Ohhhhhh I am sooo guilty of this…. I find if I cut everything up into small pieces from the start I will slow down and enjoy my food.

8. Avoid slouching and don’t place your elbows on the table while eating (though it is okay to prop your elbows on the table while conversing between courses.)

 OH Good to know

9. Instead of reaching across the table for something, ask for it to be passed to you.
Guilty of this one too…… I am working on it

10. Always say ‘excuse me’ whenever you leave the table.

And there you have the top 10 Table Manners according to the
I have to say we are doing pretty good at Casa M with the "Basic" Table manners!!
How about you, did you learn any new table manners???

Excuse me it is time to end this post 



  1. I have an addition to #6... you are also suppose to wipe your mouth with your napkin (see #5) BEFORE you sip from your glass. (this makes sense too, no slimy lip prints on the rim!)



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