Monday, January 13, 2014

Family Meals

It’s Monday…. And you know what that means… I’m off tomorrow, I started my clean eating/work out regime (again) and I’m jacked up on coffee. Cheers.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. This girl had a great weekend. It was filled with friends, wine, me running over someone’s mail box and my first HIIT class. (Details to follow)
I was having a conversation this weekend about eating dinner as a family. I now see where eating together as a family is only something you see on reruns of the Brady Bunch. It’s so crazy to think people don’t eat dinner as a family. Don’t get me wrong, no judgment here at all. Different strokes for different folks, but eating together as a family has always been something we did. I know my parents ate dinner together at a table as a family growing up, we grew up eating dinner together as a family and we eat dinner as a family now. It’s honestly the best part of my day.

Let’s just be honest, it isn’t the Brady bunch when we sit down for dinner. It’s not anything like the RHWOBH. We don’t have a fresh bouquet of flowers in the center of the table, nor do we have the table set like we are at a five star restaurant. H is usually eating off of a Barbie plate; and I usually pull out our finest chinet paper plates. (ain’t nobody got time for dishes) I’m getting up and down 302 times getting stuff like napkins, condiments and drinks. We say grace and talk about our day. We may only sit down for dinner for 20 minutes because we eat like freaking cavemen but we sit down as a family. I think this is important to do. I really hope H follow’s our lead on this one.

So here is my question.

As a child, did you sit down as a family for dinner?
Do you eat dinner as a family now?

Check out this article on Family Meals. It will surprise you.


  1. Growing up it didn't matter what we had going on (sports, after school events, etc) we ALWAYS ate together as a family. It was no Brady Bunch for us, either. But, looking back it was awesome that for those 10 minutes we were all at the same place at the same time.
    When we lived in KC we would go to Scott's parents EVERY Sunday for family dinner. It's one of the things I miss the most about living there.

  2. I had a 50/50 split. When I was a child my mom was a sahm, we had very traditional dinners. Around 10 she went back to school and dinner was left to my dad, an avid softball player. We spent several nights a week in the dugout waiting for the game to end and had many dinners with his softball team after. I have to admit some of my fondest memories as a child were dinners with the team. I can remember eating the best burger of my life with my great grandparents after one of those games. My dad remained the chef of the family even after my mom finished school.

  3. Yes.And yes. I agree eating together as a family is so important!