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Anybody wearing aprons when eating ?

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Just wondering if there are still people wearing aprons for eating in order to keep stains and spill away from clothes, or is that too old fashioned ?

When I was a kid most of us in the village had an apron or tabard at all meals.

As an adult I have kept that habit and also made it a rule for all my kids.

Today my second eldest said they are the only teens in the world who have to wear aprons when eating.


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  • DE_612183
    DE_612183 Posts: 2,019 Forumite
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    yes - but mostly for curry, spag bol and beans on toast!
  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,806 Forumite
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    I don't wear an apron for eating but I do wear one for cooking.

    Our clothes don't seem to get stained from eating.
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    The only time I have had one is one of those disposable ones that they give you at those American shellfish restaurants. 
  • Floss
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    lauratu said:
    Just wondering if there are still people wearing aprons for eating in order to keep stains and spill away from clothes, or is that too old fashioned ?

    When I was a kid most of us in the village had an apron or tabard at all meals.

    As an adult I have kept that habit and also made it a rule for all my kids.

    Today my second eldest said they are the only teens in the world who have to wear aprons when eating.


    For cooking but not for eating.

    Perhaps your children could be relieved from tabard trauma if they can show they don't need to wear them to keep their clothes clean?
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  • elsien
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    edited 13 January 2023 at 3:24PM
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    No. I find the detergents and washing at a decent temperature gets rid of any stains that I do have. I don’t know anyone who wears one for eating at all.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Pollycat
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    We enjoy our meals and eat at the table for lunch & dinner. I also have breakfast at the table.
    We have nice plates, nice cutlery and cotton or linen napkins at dinner.
    After cooking a nice dinner from scratch the last thing is want to do is put an apron on in case I drop something down my front.
  • annieb64
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    I have been known to leave my cooking apron  on while eating but usually we use cotton napkins.  I did put an apron on DGD aged 4 when she was here for lunch the other day. We were having tomato soup. She was quite happy to wear it although she doesn't at home. My grandmother kept a supply of children's aprons and we had to wear one when eating at her house.
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