Teach Kids How To Set a Table

It's possible that I will spend six entire days of my life buckling and unbuckling my children from their car seats.  Don't ask me to show you the math.

Actually, let me show you the math.

Continuing with this loose form of estimation, I'll also probably spend three weeks of my life searching for items that my children have misplaced and eight months of my life folding their laundry.

Can you imagine the time that you would save if your kids knew how to complete simple tasks?  What if you could teach them to take over a job that you normally do, like setting the table?  Not only would your children learn a valuable skill, but also you'd save a few minutes per day.

Eventually you'd gain entire days of your life.

Yes, through this video tutorial on how to teach your kids to set a table, I'm giving you the gift of LIFE.

Just think what you can accomplish with additional days of life at your disposal.  How many books you could read!  You could pick up a new hobby or start cracking away on that laundry, for example.

Of course, if you know any tips on how to accelerate a child's mastery of the seat belt buckling process, feel free to share with me.  I'm all ears.

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  1. NaomibellJune 04, 2012

    We use all plastic plates and even the baby helps to set the table.  I have given up matching socks to save time and life :-)  

  2. TheMomChefJune 04, 2012

    You're very funny. There's a scene from Robin Hood though (the one with Kevin Costner) where the bad guy says he's going to cut out a heart with a spoon because it'll hurt more. See, scary.  This is a great idea, but I'll have to teach my husband how to set the table properly before I can move on to Dudette.  ::sigh::

  3. I remember that scene perfectly!  "But why a spoon?"  "Because it's dull.  It will hurt more, you twit!" 

    That is rather intimidating when you think of it.

    Well, if your husband needs to learn to set the table, I do know this new and really amazing tutorial on YouTube that he could watch.  :)

  4. My kids don't even wear matching socks even when I do have them matched, so I think that this is a wise time-saving device.

  5. Oh gosh your so funny....which is why I read your blog. I love the idea and am going to use this to yeah Elly the correct way to set the table. Thanks!!

  6. Jdeutsch KidzoneJune 06, 2012

    This is so awesome Robin!  I was taught how to set a table with those same exact characters when I was about 8 years old in Girls Scouts, and to this day, I always think of them every time I set the table!  

  7. You know, this is how I always remember it, too!  (What would I do without a story?)

  8. Chaplin222June 08, 2012

    you are awesome! Love your blog! Glad someone (maybe you) posted this on pinterest!

  9. Why, thank you!  (I'm totally inclined to really like someone who starts a comment with "you are awesome," by the way.)

    Glad that you liked the post!


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