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Do You Have a Kids' Table at Thanksgiving Dinner?

Do You Have a Kids' Table at Thanksgiving Dinner?

Some of my fondest childhood Thanksgiving memories involve sitting at the kids' table. I loved the sense of connection it gave me with my cousins, some of whom I only saw a few times a year. And of course, as soon as we finished eating, we could escape outside to play, before anyone could call us in for cleanup duty. Source

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Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Unfortunately, yes when I go to my Grandma's for Thanksgiving (which is nearly every year). That means I (the oldest of the THREE children on my dad's side) have to suffer listening to my ten-year old cousin talking/shouting one million miles per hour and watching and hearing my little brother (who's 18) chew with his mouth open in the very hot kitchen. My aunt still cuts up my cousin's piece of ham 10!
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
We did this year. My family & I celebrated early on Sunday because some are going out of town to visit in-laws, so we had Thanksgiving at my apartment & my table wasn't big enough everyone. So the kids ate at the coffee table in their own little chairs, while watching a movie. It worked out great :)
Mintie Mintie 8 years
No kids allowed at our Thanksgiving. We do an "orpahns" thanksgiving for friends who have nowhere to go, not for families. I don't have the setup or the patience for kids at my house.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
ks! Exactly! They kept me at that table forever to "entertain" the little kids. now, I love kids, I really do, but there comes a point where you want to be part of the adults and not just the "babysitter"
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I hated the kids table at my aunt and uncle's house. My oldest boy cousin (their son), who is only 2 months older than me, got to sit at the adult table starting when he was like 13. I, however, had to stay at the kids table for the next three years because my only girl cousin (their daughter) was a year and a half younger than me and she needed someone to keep her company with the rest of the boy cousins. It was the biggest load of crap ever.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
My folks did but I refuse to have one. I was forced to sit at the "kids table" until I was 23 years old. It really kinda pi**ed me off. I will NEVER EVER make the children in our house feel like outcasts that have to sit off by themselves so the adults can dine in peace. It's mean, and it may not do anything to the little ones, they probably enjoy it, but once a "Kid" is 14 or 15 that can really make them feel like the black sheep of the family. It's just a bad practice all the way around. Include the kids. Thanksgiving is for family and being together, not age segregation.
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
We have eveyone together.....but this is the first year at a relative's house. They are using 2 tables because we all can't be seated in her DR.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Kind of. We have a grandkids table. We're in our 20's and 30's, but the "grown up" table is too small for our huge Thanksgivings.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
When I was little there wasn't a kid's table (somehow we always had enough room at the main table - I guess my grandmother invited very carefully!). Now we go to my husband's family and there isn't a table! People just eat in front of the TV. Sigh. I am NOT a fan of this approach. When we get to host a holiday in our own house, I think we will have a bunch of tables in the big den, but not a kids' table necessarily. I think it's better for kids to get in the habit of eating with adults; and you can assign the less uptight adults to sit with the silly kids and put up with them blowing bubbles in their milk or whatever, while the more serious kids pretend to talk politics with the bookish adults.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
When we were little and my cousins still came to Thanksgiving/Christmas, yes. The adults ate in the dining room and the kids either had a kids' table or ate in the kitchen (good old days!). Now there are no kids, but I imagine they'll be one once my sister and I get around to having some.
when they were little, yes, we had to do that, now they are grown up more, they sit with us, we have 3 big big tables, so many people!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
When we were little we always had a kids table.It was perfect because the adults had their spot and us kids could have our own cute mini tables lol!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
When we were little we always had a kids table. It was perfect because the adults had their spot and us kids could have our own cute mini tables lol!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Only two kids. So I see no need for an extra table.
scissorz scissorz 8 years
no kids = no kids table wooo
scissorz scissorz 8 years
no kids = no kids table wooo
melinda19 melinda19 8 years
my mom always referred to it as the satellite table!!
rickimc rickimc 8 years
No kids in the family, so no kids table.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Dinner is at my sister's house and there will be seven kids in total, so yea, they need their own table.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
No, because there are no kids in my boyfriend's family.
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