The Correct Thing - Children|
(in polite society)
Florence Hall - Author
D. Martin - editor
It IS the correct thing ...|
To keep the chair on all its four legs.
To ask for a clean fork, knife or spoon where their own has fallen upon the floor.
To take just enough on the fork for a proper-sized mouthful.
To have as an ordinary thing, a plain and wholesome diet.
When they are old enough, to learn to eat what other people eat.
To eat bread and butter with the butter side up.
It IS NOT the correct thing...
To wriggle and jump about on their chairs or to lean too far over the table.
To put the spoon or fork so far into the mouth that the bystanders are doubtful of its return to the light.
To help themselves to any dish with their own knife, fork or spoon.
To eat too much.
To wave about the spoon, knife, fork or napkin.
To turn up the glass or mug on the nose, or to look at people while drinking, either over or through the glass.