Please tell me that those of you with small children also know this sight:
My children (3 and 5 years old) seem to be unable to use paper napkins. Infact I am afraid that they are unable to use any kind of napkins. Their glasses are frightfully icky and sticky when they are done with their meals. Paper napkins often made the whole “wipe your mouth before you drink” affair worse because they were soon torn into pieces and the prettier paper napkins were kept as treasures instead of using them (o:
Solution: Fabric napkins. I used some light boy-ish prints and backed them with cotton chenille. I was happy to use some of my favourite backyard baby fabrics
I made a whole bunch of them and am delighted to report that they are loved and get lots of use. They even quarrel about their favourites.
Above is my youngest with the enourmous stack of fabric napkins.
And here you can see my favourite fish fabric napkin with our kiddo’s cutlery and cup (btw. how many unbreakable cups did your kids break?!).
Hoping for less icky and sticky meals from here on out (o: