Do you have an adult table and a kids

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
April 12, 2009 8:27pm CST
table at holiday gatherings. We hadn't done that in a while at my house. Today that is what we did. It worked out pretty good. Everyone had enough space. It was nice. When was the last time you sat at a kids table?
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• United States
13 Apr 09
I remember this sort of an arrangement when I was a child. It seems to make a lot of sense because adults generally prefer to talk to adults and children to children. There are counter-examples, of course. Then again, there are times when collecting the children in one location can lead to fights. (Adults, too, I guess.) Even so, unless there is some reason to the contrary, I like the idea. Recently, however, I was a restaurant where one big family segregated their children. Unfortunately, the children were segregated to a table near to mine. I did not like that. The adults who should have been in charge just kind of ignored the children eating near to my table and I found the kids rude and distracting. So, I guess I don't approve of the segregation when at a public dining avenue.
• United States
20 May 09
When I was a kid, we only had a kids-table at our Grandparents house on holidays.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 May 09
That is what we used to do when I was young. There was an adult table and a kid's table. And I could not wait until I got to the adult's table. I hated to be with the smaller kids. And from the time I was to the 1960s, that is what was the normal way of doing things. Also it depended on who you were visiting, if you were at a kid's table or not. So when I was eight, I was at a kids table, and at an adult's table at home, but then we went someplace for supper, and those under teens where at the kid's table. I tell you, it was not nice being relegated with the small fry. It made me feel as if I had somehow broke some rule.
@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
14 Apr 09
We usually have the kids eating at the coffee table since I don't own another table but my kitchen table and end tables. Which is sometimes cleared off and used as well.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Apr 09
occassionally we will do this - but not very often, we do it when we visit a certain friend's house though as there are usually a good 20 people eating dinner there on any given day.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Apr 09
This year and last year we did. Make things a little bit easier. I remember sitting at the kids table at my grandparents house years ago for holiday dinners. It has been probably 20 years since I sat at a kids table.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Yes. We used to do this when my daughter was younger. It was alot better for the kids and for the adults. It was more enjoyable for all also.