Do you sit at the same place every night for dinner??
February 22, 2007 1:00am CST
I know a lot of families dont even eat together, which is really sad because so much good conversation takes place there or it could. When I was a kid, we all had our "spots" at the table. I was just wondering how common this is? I know when I was younger my oldest brother sat the farthest from my parents and my youngest sat the closest. I think this was because the oldest could fix his own plate and the youngest still needed help. So did you have a "spot" at the table?
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23 Feb 07
My other half & me eat at the same place each night for dinner, yes. Even though it is not like it was when I was a kid where we used to sit around the table all together & eat.. Instead of doing that we will eat in our bedroom together. We usually will pull out some tables for us to put our food on & we will sit together in the same room close by each other & eat the food I had prepared that evening. I know that if we had our own place together that we would indeed sit at the kitchen table together. But since we live with a relative of mine for the time-being we eat in our bedroom together because we want some privacy. And would much rather be able to eat dinner & carry on a private conversation alone.. Compared to having someone who lives with us interrupt our dinner by trying to talk to us or get involved in our conversation. So this is why we eat dinner in our bedroom together as we then have more privacy alone together. I know that I would much rather have that than others always bothering us when we are eating & enjoying our dinner together side by side. When we used to live in our own place together we used to always eat dinner at the kitchen table, or even the living room. I miss those days that we used to be able to sit across from each other at supper time. I am hoping when we get our own place we will then be able to do this. When I was younger I did have a spot at the table I do believe. But even then I found I had that spot at the table when my parents we're together. When my mom got remarried I didn't find that we'd all sit together as much because the man my mom remarried would always want to eat in the living room.. Just so he could watch television. I think that's when we all started not to sit together because he started to do that sadly. Which upsets me.. But I know that.. I wish I had more times during my childhood where we would have all spent dinner together & that I had that spot at the table each & every time. But I feel like that was taken away from me. I know that when I have children in the future.. I will get all of us to sit at the table each night to have dinner together. I feel that is important to do this with your family. Especially to teach your children that eating dinner together is important & is valued within our family. I know that is how it will be when I have children because I feel I missed out on that as a kid. And I'd want the same thing done for my kids so they could experience what I.. I guess you could say 'couldn't' or 'didn't.' But I know that me & my other half value the idea of eating together at dinner time. Even if it is only in the comfort of our own bedroom. We still do indeed eat together. It's funny because the puppy we have will also eat dinner with us. When we are eating she will go ahead & go to her food dish that we put in our bedroom.. And she will eat her own food as well. So I feel like it's all a family thing for all of us. haha. The only time though the relatives that I have & me & my other half will eat dinner all together.. Is on special occasions or holidays. I dislike that this is the case but I am not all to close to my family so I would much rather eat dinner with only my other half. As that is where I feel the most comfortable. In conclusion.. I feel that me & my other half do sit at the same place each night when eating dinner. I feel when we have children in the future that we will try to encourage the whole family to sit at the dinner table. As I don't want the same thing to happen to my children like what had happened during my childhood! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx