When the table's set for a dinner party, serve your kids a fancy meal before the guests arrive
I'm so impressed with Suzy and her husband's ability to model calm in the face of a dinner party! What fun, and what lovely learning opportunities and memories for their kids:
My husband and I were having a dinner party the other night and decided to use a tablecloth and the nice dishes. The dinner was scheduled for just after the kids went to bed, so we decided to make things a little fun for them while we were preparing the dinner. We seated them at the table with nice plates and silverware and "served" them dinner. We had "table side preparation of chocolate milk", "appetizer of mini cheeses", and took their plates away for the main course to be prepared in the kitchen and we even delivered the plates with the choreographed swish onto the table (from the left of course!). And they loved it! It was fun to do, and I hope when we do take them to a fancy restaurant they'll have some experience of true table service.