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,

…but

there was so much to remember, I forgot to eat my dinner!

 

Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration by Kseniya Shagieva

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Good Manners

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?

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