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Old 10-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Does your family eat dinner together?

every night ?
We do not .. our schedules seem to be conflicting most
of the time .. but this whole making two dinners every night
seems to be getting really expensive .. and i feel bad if the kids
have our left overs the next night .. but did not get to enjoy
the first meal .. but ... soccer season finishes this weekend ..
so we have decided no more after school activities for a while
(except swimming classes) ...
until we all get into a cohesive schedule ..
we are moving dinner back a bit to accomodate my work
schedule .. but i think that will be ok ..
what do you do ?


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Old 10-28-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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We do at weekends or if DW is working at home. Normally she gets in too late for the boys to be eating and she wants something lighter.

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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It's just me and DH right now. With our schedules of classes in the evening, we are not usually home to eat together. I try to cook on the weekends to have enough leftovers for the rest of the week. DH is usually in bed by the time I get home from class so I eat before I leave and he eats when he gets home.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
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Just hubby and I but yes we eat together every night.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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we used to before kids .. but since then .. life has been
hectic .. i want to slow that down .. get the kids to try new things ...
and cut out a lot of the chicken nuggets and boxed noodles ..
plus i might get to bed earlier and get 8 hours of sleep once in
a while ..
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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we used to....always. Period.
Now DH works overnights so I eat w/ the kids and he warms his up when he gets up for work.
I'd like to go back to normal.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
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Before I moved back to Kingston Nick and I had dinner together every single night. Once he joins me here in our new house we will go back to that.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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just me , but when my kids were growing up, we ate together every night. it was never really discussed we just did it. on little league game nights we ate together at the park.

i think families need to make a point of doing that as often as possible. my daughter does. my son not so much. two eat on patio and the others in front of tv.

i liked it because only time we could share our days and feelings.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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Most of the time we do. Set the table and everything. But sometimes schedules cause some conflict and we can't, but we do everything we can to plan it so we can eat all together.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #10
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monday, wednesday, friday, saturday and sunday yes,
but my late nights ( tuesday and thursday) I get home too late to expect the kids to wait, so when i get home i eat my dinner and they have their dessert.

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