For all of you out there who are mothers to young children and find teaching table manners an unending chore, you will be rewarded. My daughter was home last weekend from school and was telling us tales of the roommate. Last year she had no problems at all, this year, not so great. One problem is that the young lady in question has a lack of table manners. Talks with food in her mouth, chews with her mouth open, leaves dirty dishes in the dorm room. For years I thought my comments were falling on deaf ears, not so. She was listening! And now, faced with this situation understands why I was making comments so often.
My daughter actually said she was glad I had taught her proper table manners. Wow, it was a great day!