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?