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Old 03-05-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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does your family sit down to dinner together?

mine always did when i was younger, but not anymmore. my Parents eat together, but they eat in the living room. i usually eat at the table or in my room. my brother eats in his room or sometimes in the living room.


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Back when I was home we tried to because well it was just more enjoyable that way. Now here I try to get my roomies to sit down and enjoy a meal with me from time to time because it's more fun. Also dinner table is the best place for a kid to learn about food and every one I know who grew up away from the table (or with too many brothers) simply dont know how to eat. Eating fast for example is not knowing how to eat, as is drowning stuff in condiments without tasting and so on.

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Old 03-05-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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We always do. I think it is very important.
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When our son was at home we ate together everynight at the table.. It was a very important rule at our house. Once in awhile we'd have a pizza movie night and break the rule but, it didn't happen very often.

Now though that it's just Paulie and I ... we eat in front of the dang tv every night. Together yes..but, we watch the news and forget about conversation. I don't really like it but... that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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Old 03-05-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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When I'm not working thru the dinner hour, we eat parked in front of the news on the tube. HH and I then impart our dubious wisdom about the events of the day to impressionable daughter.

For some strange and random reason, there was a radio built into the fan hood over stove in the house I lived in as a kid. I can still remember an old Howard Cosell radio program - Speaking of Sports - on while we ate, or WGN news. That weird little radio was the first one I ever heard Willie Nelson on as well.
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Old 03-05-2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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Growing up we always did. When my step-daughter was here, we did. Since it is just my husband and me, we eat in the living room. We always eat together though. If we ever get a decent table, we will probably eat at the table together again. I do think it is very important for families with children (even grown ones) to eat together at the table.

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Old 03-05-2005, 04:53 PM   #7
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My family is now grown and living elsewhere,but my husband and I always eat at the dining table - except for Saturday lunchtimes - we either eat out or have a quick sandwich lunch, sitting comfortably in 'our' chairs in the living room whilst reading the papers 8)
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I try but my cats wont sit at the table. :P :roll:
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Old 03-05-2005, 05:38 PM   #9
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Not really, we hang out together enough, so eating together is optional for us.
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Old 03-05-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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We try. We sit in the car together at the drive-thru sometimes. :)

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