Family Dinner at the Table EVERY NIGHT???
Oh man... I gotta admit.. I don't want to.. I had this picture in my head that it would be the MAIN thing we did... But I have to say that a lot of the nights, getting dinner on the table and sitting down and setting it up and tasking the kids and cleaning up and making conversation and asking about the day and reminding them of manners and no fart jokes is EXHAUSTING!!!
I keep it casual a lot... it's not like I'm lighting candles, but last night I was so hot and tired, we ate our dinner at the coffee table watching some tv show.. and it was AWESOME!
I think ti's crazy how we can judge ourselves... like I'm a bad parent if my kids eat dinner in front of the TV.. I have to remember that it's not because I'm an absentee parent or in the back bedroom boinking the neighbor... it's cause I need to sit down too and at least we are still together and not zoned out..
Right?? lol? RIGHT??
Actually I like familly dinners and I often try to make dinner on the table for me and my hubby. Often.. But not every night!)
And I think dinners are important but definetly not the main thing for the familes.
But like others, our table is our gathering place too. The children color, the girls use the laptop there, and whatever other activities are going on any given day.