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Conversations At Dinner

I believe in the family dinner.

It doesn’t always happen in our house, but we strive to make it happen the majority of the time. Table talk lets us rehash the day, plan for the next day, joke around… and with a baby at the table who is rapidly gaining “conversational skills,” there is even more fun!

Last week I taught our 13-month-old to use a cardboard box and a paper plate as a “car.”

Last night at dinner, he somehow transferred that lesson to his dinner bowl. He picked up the empty bowl by the sides, started “driving it” and made “vroom-vroom” noises!

Matthew and I started cracking up! Then, our son began waving the “steering wheel” side to side, as though he were weaving in and out of traffic!

My husband laughed and said, “He shifts lanes just like you do, honey!”

So that’s the resemblance to me! I knew I’d find one soon enough! (I have a reputation for shifting lanes rather abruptly, to say the least).

I love conversations at dinner. I might even have to make it a regular blog feature!

Do you have a regular family dinner time? What do you talk about at dinner?

Maria D.

Wednesday 20th of April 2011

Now that we started DS on solids, I really want to start doing family dinners-- but since we just moved, we're waiting on some chairs! :-P That's so cute about your son! I'm convinced that the love between boys and cars starts at birth. ;-)

Maria D.

Wednesday 20th of April 2011

Now that we started DS on solids, I really want to start doing family dinners-- but since we just moved, we're waiting on some chairs! :-P That's so cute about your son! I'm convinced that the love between boys and cars starts at birth. ;-)

Jane Roets

Wednesday 20th of April 2011

Enjoy family dinner time while you can! When the kids were little I was adamant that we would always have family dinner time everyday:-) I forgot that kids grow up, get busy and finding a time each day when we are all 5 at home is virtually impossible. Now, with Andrew heading to college in the fall, we try to have dinner together at least once a week - our best chance for this tends to be Sunday after church. The rest of the week we attempt to eat together whenever possible!

Jane Roets

Wednesday 20th of April 2011

Enjoy family dinner time while you can! When the kids were little I was adamant that we would always have family dinner time everyday:-) I forgot that kids grow up, get busy and finding a time each day when we are all 5 at home is virtually impossible. Now, with Andrew heading to college in the fall, we try to have dinner together at least once a week - our best chance for this tends to be Sunday after church. The rest of the week we attempt to eat together whenever possible!

Ourfamilyworld

Wednesday 20th of April 2011

Family dinners are great. We have family dinner every night and no one starts eating unless everybody is sitting. we discuss our day, the school day with my 9 year and day care with my 3 year old. It's the best time of the day. I was raised on having family dinners and find that very important to all the family members.

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