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Growing up, my mom had one meal time rule – we always ate at the table.
This rule stayed constant throughout the entire time I lived at home. Even when I had friends over, we all gathered around the dinner table and ate our meal. Looking back, I now see why this was so important, because often dinnertime is the only time when you get to sit and talk as a family.
When I moved out and into my own home, I found myself straying from this rule. After all, if you are a single person living alone, there isn’t really anyone to talk to on the other side of the table. But once I had a family, and our daughter began sitting in her high chair to eat solid foods, we started the tradition of always eating at the table with her.
Now, my dining room table is approximately 15 years old. I received it as a present from my parents when I moved into my first apartment at college. Since then, it has been splattered with paint when I painted my kitchen wall, scorched as I learned about cooking and what not to place on the table, and colored on with markers since my daughter has started learning more about art. Even though the table might be scarred, it is still the same table that we gather around every night to share a meal and good conversation as a family.
Do you have any meal time traditions?
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