Family dinners

Do you and your family eat together? If so is it an every night occurrence, or once in a great while?
When I was growing up, we ate dinner together every night. I dreaded those family meals. With my own kids, I've only recently rediscovered this phenomena.
Until my divorce, we would only eat together as a family at holidays or for a rare breakfast.
Now, when my girls are with me, we almost always eat at the table for dinner. It's without a doubt my favorite time of the day spent with them. No TV, no phones, just conversation and tons of laughter.


Boom Boom Pow!
When I was growing up we always had family meals. Every night would be spent sitting at the table in the kitchen everyone eating together, there would be the occasional time where we would eat apart, but it was very rare.

My brother and I have moved out now, but whenever we go back to my parents house we always have our family meals together.


still nobody's bitch
We eat dinner together a couple of times a week. Always on Wednesdays, when my bf's boys are with us, and on the Fridays that they are with us even though it's usually just pizza. Delaney and I eat together most nights even if no one else is home.


we don't really eat dinner together. i don't eat dinner at all, dad wants to eat dinner at an earlier time, mom wants to eat later ... so we never end up eating dinner together.
At home, I only eat consistently with my whole family at Sunday dinner.

Then throughout the week if I waited for my mum to get home, I'd eat with her and my dad, and maybe my brother too. Usually I'd just do my own thing though, and eat at around the same time as my brother, and then my mum and dad would eat together when they got home from work which was usually late.


4 legs good 2 legs bad
My family has always had dinner together about five nights a week ever since I can remember. I love it and I think it brings families closer together.


Sultan of Swat
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Before I moved out me and my parents use to eat together around five times a week, it was really rare that we ate together on Friday and Saturday nights though since me and my brother always went out those nights.

Now I just eat at my parents place time to time, sometimes I invite them at my place as well.


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Growing up, we would all eat together. But now we usually eat different meals and at different times. And most of the time its not at the dinner table.


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When I was living at home with the family we would eat at the same time but not together, depending on what each of us were doing at the time.


/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
I wish for more family dinners. Unfortunately, at home, I tend to eat separately now because I cannot stand eating with someone.