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We have not done a great job of eating dinner as a family since Jackson was born. The girls all eat together, but since I often have to have something different than everybody else (because I’m dairy free while Jackson is nursing) and we often eat dinner on the go, we have only been sitting down all together once or twice a week.
This is something I really want to change, not because I think family mealtimes are the only way to build a strong family culture, but because I know it’s one more way to be intentional about our relationships as a family and, to put it more simply, the girls love it!
For example, we never sit at the same places at the table, and when we do eat as a family, the girls jostle for a chance to sit next to Sean or I.
On those nights, without fail, they’ll count “1, 2, 3…” quietly together and then shout, “Thank you, Mom (or Dad or Peyton) for dinner!”
And they often ask to play the “family dinner questions” game, sharing their thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, both silly and serious.
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