History repeating itself.

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History repeating itself.
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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 7:21am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:04am

did you not grow up with sit down dinners then, too?

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:05am

It doesn't have to be centered around a meal.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:15am

i don't know what fend for yourself in a family means, you mean you only fix yourself something and not anybody else?

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:31am

We were at a dinner party and the husband and wife were having a disagreement over this issue. She looked to me and said "everybody knows sitting down to dinner every night is important" I was like "um, um, um".

I wondered if I should just "yea" and support her blindly or tell her I disagree - but then the husband would be like "score

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:35am
i have a friend who is a diet, she rarely fixes dinner because she won't eat it, the family pretty much does their own thing. i dont' get it but it works for them, they find family togetherness in other ways!

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:41am

I ate at the dinner table every night. If you were there you were there if not you did not rearrange to be home by a certain time. By the time I was 8 two bros had already moved out. The other 3 had sports, jobs, etc. My grandmother was there everynight - and my mom - I guess my dad was there most the time but I think he probably had to do the sports run here and there I don't remember either way.

When I was driving age

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:48am
mamageek wrote:

I understand the need to bring everybody together for 15-30 minutes a day to connect I guess I just don't understand the need for that time to be centered around food.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:50am

"Fend for yourself" in our house means microwaving leftovers. The little one might ask for nuggest and fries or spagettios.

We still heat it up and put it on a plate.

I am trying to get the 11 yr old to be a little more independant - he made fried eggs "by himself" (Okay I hovered) yesterday.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:02am
mamageek wrote:

We were at a dinner party and the husband and wife were having a disagreement over this issue. She looked to me and said "everybody knows sitting down to dinner every night is important" I was like "um, um, um".

I wondered if I should just "yea" and support her blindly or tell her I disagree - but then the husband would be like "score

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:10am

we are going to run into an obstacle in a couple weeks, one child has a place to be b/w 4 and 5:00 and another child has an activity b/w 6 and 7:00.

 

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