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NOT ALLOWED at the Dinner Table   2 comments

  1. Electronics
  2. Headphones
  3. Cellphones
  4. Telephones
  5. Television
  6. Discussion of underwear (I also had to ban “u-wear” after the girls thought they would get creative)
  7. Discussion of body fluids (I’m married to a nurse, after all)
  8. Hats (unless we’re outside)
  9. Dark glasses (unless we’re outside in the sun)
  10. Food not prepared/approved for the meal by the cook
  11. Reading material
  12. Homework (less of a problem with us today; we only have one student in the family right now!)
  13. Puzzles
  14. Doodling
  15. Bad language
  16. Blue humor
  17. Shameless double entendres
  18. Toilet humor

Those are the rules. Electronics get put away before food is passed.

What happens if discussion turns in a way unacceptable to me?  I clang on my glass with a fork until it stops (which has now become a cliché, but it works!).

Problems have changed … electronics were an issue back in junior high, but not now with the twenty-somethings in the family.  Language is an increasing problem, however, as it often is when that age.  Unfortunately.

We sit down together, we eat together. And it is a very good thing.

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