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.