Last Night We Had Company For Dinner
How well do you know your table manners?
I didn’t talk with my mouth full and I sat up straight. I kept my elbows off the table and my fingers off my plate.
I kept my salad fork on the left and my butter knife on the right. And I always said “Excuse me” to show that I’m polite.
I didn’t reach across the table or knock over any glasses. I didn’t throw my food but I made some winning passes.
I put my napkin in my lap to show I’m no beginner,
there was so much to remember, I forgot to eat my dinner!
Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019
Illustration from Pixabay.
1. What do you think is the hardest rule to remember when eating at the table with good manners?
2. Why do you think we have such a thing as good manners while eating?
What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems
written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.
It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.