So, when you've been quarantined in the house for 4 days straight due to the flu and you can't even do school because your school-age children are lying around on the couch, you tend to do crazy things. Like unpack boxes you've neglected to unpack for the last 6 months. It's crazy because we'll probably be moving in another six months, but what the heck.
So, I came upon this box of my old 4-H Favorite food show dishes.
So, naturally, I had to set up a place setting, just to see what dishes were actually in the box.
First I had to look up the directions from the 4-H manual. Don't you just love that old-fashioned typing.
Then, I had to explain to inquisitive children how there is a different between our normal setting of the table (haphazardly throwing dishes on it) actually setting the table. It was quite a difficult concept for them to grasp...this idea of there being a proper way to set a set a table. Honestly, I don't quite get it myself...but whatever.
|This is not the proper way, as we are missing a drinking glass and the forks don't match and the place mat is wrinkled.|
Clearly, my teaching is sorely lacking in this regard and my children are doomed to lives of unsocialized homeschoolers who don't know how to set a table.
Of course, this may be the reason why we don't have a properly set table. Hard to eat when you have to keep your table setting at least 12 inches from the edge of the table.
Oh well. Visit Cari for more titillating dish posts.