A Family that Eats Together

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

Whether my day is crazy or calm, busy or boring there is one thing I always look forward to, sitting down for an evening meal with the kiddies (and my sister, while she’s living with us :) ). At dinner, we all share the happenings of our days and it usually ends up with a story that leads to a laughing fest. I realize my children are only 10 and 6, but sometimes they are downright hilarious. There have been a couple of times I was laughing so hard I had to run to the bathroom to avoid an accident.

Of course all this family camaraderie only happens if the TV is off, and some nights, I admit, we do just sit and watch and eat and barely talk. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, I know that in the ideal world I’d have enough energy after commuting, working, cooking, etc…but the fact is, sometimes I don’t.

Family meals are supposed to be about more than just the food and eating. They’re supposed to be about sharing and fun too. I guess since I am far from perfect, I’ll trust that those meals we have together when the TV is off build bonds; and I’ll hope that family ties are strengthened even when dinner includes watching Phineas and Ferb from the dining room table while eating spaghetti.

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