On Elbows and Pinkies and Such



Loralei informed me that I was being “rude” because I had my elbows on the table at Ikea. I didn’t know that elbows and pinkies and such were even to be considered while eating paper-wrapped ice creams at the plastic tables and chairs in Ikea. Apparently Miss Manners felt differently. I’m so proud of her for being aware of her manners. I will definitely try to rise to the occasion and be more conscious of my manners in public. I will admit however – at the end of the day the most important thing I want my girls to understand is the spirit of this elegant quote from Emily Post – “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.” (Emily Post)
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