I have a strict NO TOYS AT THE TABLE rule at my house. Toys can get all mucky at the table, they often lead to fights and whining, but mostly, they are a distraction from the principal goal... eating.
Yesterday, at lunch, after I had finished eating and was waiting for the tots to ever-so-slowly finish munching their lunch, I whipped out my itouch and started fooling around.
G tipped her head, looked down her nose at me, and said in a solemn voice:
Momma, no toys at the table!
You are absolutely right dear! It won't happen again