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Old 11-20-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Do you eat together as a family or not? Detail what your schedule is Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Yes. When my EX and I were together we always made sure to turn the TV off and sit at the table and eat together as a family with our child.. Now my child and I do it together.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Religiously!!!! I was brought up this way and despite rhe protests of teens, it happens every darn day!!!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Every night. How else do you know what's going on in your kid's lives? Our kids are simply used to it, and don't raise a whimper of protest.

And saying that your family has a busy schedule is just a cop-out. We have Boy Scouts, violin, church, Bible study, soccer, and lacrosse--not to mention a raft of school activities. Yet the night we don't eat together is very, very rare.

Further, we have conversations. The television is in the other room and it stays off during the dinner hour.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Nah, the dogs eat usually eat first, outside, then we eat afterwards.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Nah, the dogs eat usually eat first, outside, then we eat afterwards.
Yeah, I was going to say we use a booster seat for the cat.

To answer, it's just the two of us, so it's not too difficult. I do think it's important, especially with kids.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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When we first got married, we sit down to the table at dinner, every night.
Since hubby has switched to dayshift, I notice him taking his plate into the bedroom in front of the TV because he don`t wanna watch ICarly.
I don`t like it, and am probably going to have to end up turning the TV`s off at dinnertime!
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Do you eat together as a family or not? Detail what your schedule is Thanks.
Yes, everyday at dinner we eat together unless the husband is out of town.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Good to read these kind of responses. Dining is sharing without distraction. No TV, maybe some soft background music but nothing obtrusive. Preparing food for a group is a labor of love, eating at a table is an opportunity to talk, listen and learn.
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