I decided it was HIGH TIME to teach my kids something I didn’t learn until I was in my 30s. HOW TO SET A TABLE. You can read about it here.
Several years ago I offered to help my mother-in-law with dinner and she said, “Why don’t you set the table?” I found myself very glad I had been married to her son for several years because she was about to be very disappointed in me as the wife of her son. “Um, where does the fork go? And the spoon? And the knife?” Even after learning how to set a table that night, I still often have to double-check references when I set tables even now. Since we don’t often eat dinners where we set the table in advance, how to do it is still not part of my long-term memory.