When I was a kid, we had a firm "no books at the dinner table" rule. I am pleased to announce that not only do I not enforce such a rule at my home, but that my six-year-old has an actual stack of books that he keeps next to his seat.

This notice is bought to you by the council to explain why my child's books smell like tomato, basil, and mustard all the time

@phooky My parents tried so hard to enforce that with me, and I'd just talk back or be a jerk until they gave up. Or got really mad, and then I'd go read away from them, scavenge food later. A book in left hand is the purpose of utensils on the right.

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