We’ve been using cloth napkins for a few years. We each get a fresh napkin with breakfast, and, thanks to color-coded napkin rings (yes, it’s that organizational OCD at work again … I also do it with toothbrushes and water cups!), they can be reused at each meal throughout the day.
I bought two dozen “restaurant quality” napkins from HomeGoods; since I do laundry EVERY DAY, I usually have a clean stock ready to lay out each morning. This week I’ve been a bit behind, and had to resort to my “open in case of emergency” package of Vanity Fair paper napkins.
You should have heard LW6 when she sat down to breakfast, “Paper napkins! I HATE paper napkins!” My mind immediately flashed to the ”no more wire hangers” scene from Mommie Dearest. (I’ll admit I saw the movie ages ago, and haven’t read the book).
So was it this book about manners and etiquette that pushed her over the edge:
Or do you think it was more along Andie MacDowell’s musings in Sex, Lies, and Vidoetape:
Garbage. All I’ve been thinking about all week is garbage. I mean, I just can’t stop thinking about it … I’ve gotten real concerned over what’s gonna happen with all the garbage. … I mean, we’ve got so much of it. … You know? I mean, we have to run out of places to put this stuff eventually.
LM4 is going to “help” me “fold” the laundry now (I’m using both terms very loosely, he is four, after all!), so we’ll have cloth napkins at dinner and she can find something else to fuss about!