Do you let your kids read at the table? I feel like this used to be impolite but personally, I have no problem with it. When I was growing up, at home we were allowed to read at lunch (my dad still does). But we were not allowed to read at the dinner table.
I’m lucky that my parents supported and modeled that reading for fun is a great thing to do. My dad’s mother was also a big reader, and as a result so are most of her children. I think it’s ok to read in restaurants and bars (if you can concentrate). My nightmare is a person who sits on a plane next to me and brings nothing to do except talk. What did you plan to do for this six-hour flight, just stare into space???
Do you think reading at the dinner table is rude or perfectly ok?
#2 who has kids hasn’t really given this much thought but her kids do read at the dinner table sometimes. We’re much more informal about meals than we were growing up though and sometimes eat standing up in the kitchen. #2 also cannot handle the middle-seat chatterbox who has run out of the airplane magazine. #2 wants to read novels uninterrupted on planes!