Do you eat as a family?

@BriNbai (912)
United States
September 17, 2008 7:00pm CST
Ever since I would remember we have always had at leat diner together as a family.This was a time to catch and talk about school and things that were bothering us or anything like that.My mom and dad always made sure everyone was home for diner and made sure they asked us all the essential question like hows school?how are your grades blah blah blha LOL.. and up to this day we still have diner as a family at least once in a week. How about everyone?do you have family meals?
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yes, sometimes.. When I have the time to sit down and eat. I ate Sunday dinner with my family. I enjoyed it, but I was tired after all that cooking!
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
We always have sunday breakfast and diner together..its really nice to eat as a family..But on these days my mom will NOT cook lol..we will get take out because cooking for so many people is tiring..:]
• India
18 Sep 08
yes i will eat with my fam members. v all site together in night and all eat simultaneously with eath other which wil giev a great enjoy to us
@dhisaw (304)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I think family meals is a good thing. We don't always have them but we do sometimes. Even thougth not everyone comes to the table, my brother usually will come a get his plate and then go sit in the living room. so yes at times we do have family dinners. Especially on holidays but I think most people do for the holidays.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Holidays were always my favorite times of t he year just because it includded not only imidiate family but the extended and friedns that are considered family as well.:] Well I feel you on the fact that ur brother just eats in the living room.My dad used to do that once in a while lol
• United States
18 Sep 08
hi friend When i was a child i sometimes use to dine with my parents and sometimes just myself because my dad is so busy with his job and even sometimes he dont have time to dine with us. Now i'm married and i'm with my husband.We definetely sit and dine at the same time and talk to eachother.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
well I am glad that now and your husband can take the time to eat meals toegther and catch up I know how busy life can be.
• Malaysia
18 Sep 08
When I was staying with my parents, yes we always eat together as a family. Now, being married and have three kids, not to say that we dont eat as a family but when we tried, the kids would cause havoc. So for the time being, it is better for us not to eat together. But i do wish that when all of them are big enough, I would love that all of us to eat together as a family as i believe it will make us closer. Perhaps during dinner time as during the day, everyone is busy with their 'stuffs' kids with school, husband with work etc.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Oh my aunt has the same problem lol Well I wouldnt callit a problem.She has to first feed the kids and make sure they are doing somehting so that she and her husband can sit down and have a peaceful meal. :]
18 Sep 08
I wud always luv to eat as a family provided ur family too loves it and ur family is that loving caring and understanding...............so it depends......
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I think you should try it at least once and see how it goes
@esilanna (168)
• Malta
18 Sep 08
Hello, me and my family used to eat altogether, but as time is passing by, this nice tradition is becoming less frequent. Actually, there is not much we can do since all of my family members arrive home at a different time and so it is impossible to eat altogether as a family!!
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
there was a time when it was the same way for us but we took at least one day in the week to eat together :]
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Yes, we usually eat as a family. It's like a habit for us or a rule of some sort. whenever it's time to eat we usually wait for everyone to gather in the table before we start. I guess that way it also helps improve the relationship with your family, moreover you could also discuss some things like problems and interesting experiences.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
When I was younger I thought it was a rule that could never be broken to eat as a family.We used to run tto the table when mom called us but not because we were super hungry or anything but because then my mom would make it a big deal if youu werent there. But we do have a lot of fun talking as a family.
18 Sep 08
eh i have to admit its such a lucky thing to sit together and have dinner with your family mom dad brother sister we talk about what happened at schoolthe whole day but now its impossible eating together every day or once a week cus im studing in a college far away from my home when im in vacation the whole family can eat together so my deer friends please teasure the time eating as a family it'll be less and less when you grow up
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
this is how I felt when I was working day and night I really did miss having meals with my family. And its very true it is something to treasure.
@aize003 (225)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
yes, we do eat together..our family is very strict about it that we should eat together..
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
So is mine my mom always makes us feel guilty if for some reason we have to miss dinner together lOL
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Ever since, we are accustomed to eat as a family. Now that my siblings and I live away from my parents, we still do eat together. When parents are with us, we never fail to eat as a family. On special occasions, we tend to eat out as a family too! Perhaps this is one great Filipino tradition inculcated in us. It does is beneficial too because it foster stronger bonds in the family. :)
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
yes eating together does make stronger bonds as a family.its funny because my friend used to make a joke saying we filipinos eat as a family,but when we eat we eat, we dont waste time talking to each other LOL..
18 Sep 08
Since all the members in my family are employed eating as a family is possible only on Sundays and every one enjoys this.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Sunday seems to be the perfect family meal day.When I was working all the time sunday was the only time I could catch up with my family too.
@bugbaby (1787)
• Indonesia
18 Sep 08
always everyday and sometimes with our employee...i am not yet have a child so we just have eat as a family with our employee at my house because they life there.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
thanks for responding! you know I thought your profile picture was a pictuted of your baby?lol
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
18 Sep 08
Yap, i eat as a family every day but someday i miss my dad with us. It is good for all to eat as family because there is a chance to know about the family member. My mother and father asks me and my brother and sister what about their study condition, problem etc. In a word, it is pleasant for me when i eat as a family
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
It is really good to hear that you eat as family.I remeber when mom used to ask about our studies too.its a really good conversation starter .
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
18 Sep 08
Most of the time yes we do, maybe once or twice a week my hubby wants to eat in the living room and the kids eat at the table, and I'll sit with him. My kids are young and I think its important to spend time together eating and talking about our days.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
When I was young I was always getting mad because my dad was allowed to eat in the living room and I wasnt LOL..But my mom used to yell at him to not eat in there lol..
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Yes, we do. I join my family (wife and kids) during breakfast and dinner because this is one of the happiest times at home. Breakfast because we talk what could happen the whole day, and the what happened the whole day during dinner. Eating together is always fun and it bonds us together as a family.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I do agree that its fun to eat with your family . We usually joke around and just have a good time.:]
@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Yes, dinner is the only time we can really eat together as a family. In the morning, each one is in a hurry to go to work or school so it's hard to gather all for breakfast. Lunch is normally done either at school or at work so dinner is the only meal left for us to gather together. I would be very sad if during dinner the family can't still get together. We do make it a point to gather as a family during dinner. We are only 3 in the family and when one is not around yet... we would wait till we are all complete before we partake our dinner. Yes, it is the time for sharing as well.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I am glad that when one isnt around you wait for them, my parents always wait for me too lol since I am thelast one to come home. Right now there is only four living in my home and when one is gone the house seems empty lol so we wait for the missing person to have dinner.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
18 Sep 08
We eat together almost every night. My son made a huge deal about it when we finally got a kitchen table and I think it helps us get a long and bond.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
It really does help a family bond and talk about things..I love it I get a chance to find out things about my family that I otherwise wouldnt know because I am working all day..Im glad your son made a big deal about it :]
• Canada
18 Sep 08
My family (being my husband, my son, and myself) usually have at least one meal together. My family (my mom, dad, and myself) not so much seeing as I no longer live with them. My husband and I usually eat together and then feed the baby or I feed the baby first and then my husband and I eat. It's difficult these days for us to eat together. We do it when we can though.
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@BriNbai (912)
• United States
18 Sep 08
That really sounds good that you and your husband try to get a meal together I know how it is to have a baby in the house . :]
• United States
18 Sep 08
We try to always have dinner together and on the weekend I get up and make a big breakfast for my wife and kids. It is a good social time for all of us and we have had some great discussions around our table.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
We never eat as a family anymore. My dad works alot, and is gone almost every day for 20 hours. Everyone else is consumed in their own lives. Maybe one day it will happen, but i'm not holding my breath.
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