After I had my children, I made it a #1 priority to have dinner set at the table every night. Chasing after a baby and a toddler, I don’t always feel like cooking. So whether it’s take out we brought home, leftovers or a home cooked meal, its on our table. I remember when my oldest child was to little to hold his head up, we sat his bouncy seat on the table with us. Now he is old enough to sit at the table in his booster seat. He gets so excited to sit in his chair, it makes him feel like a big boy. It’s my youngest that sits in the bouncy seat now.
I am a firm believer that dinner brings us closer. My husband works all day and I run after the children. It’s so nice to sit with my husband over a meal discussing our day. We are also usually laughing under our breath as our toddler throws his food or makes funny faces when he doesn’t like his food. I have to say the idea seemed silly at first but now we all look forward to eating together at the table.
Whether you have children, just your significant other, your parents, your friend, or even your animal “dinner should be cherished family time.”