History repeating itself.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
History repeating itself.
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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 7:21am

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:17am

While I agree there are advantages to sitting together with no distractions and interact as a family. I also agree that it should happen a few times a week. I also agree that for some families

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:22am
That make more sense to me. I love to cook so there is always food. Sometimes it is a little advanced for the little one - like curry mussles or ceviche - so he get something else - but the rigidity of it is what confuses me.
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:27am

I am challenged - how do I get your message at the top of mine?

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:31am

We're Methodists in my family.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:35am
Yes that is what fend for youself means. It has been that way in our household for breakfast and lunch for the most part once the kids got old enough to prepare their own meals. But I usually prepared dinner.

Now I cook for DH and I about half the week and the other days we prepare our own.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:41am

Where is the rigidity? We don't have family dinner every night.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:45am

Every significant family event centers on food

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 11:52am

My H family is Italian and everything revolves around glutony which was cool with me until I turned 40. Our cousin with tween girls - it make her crazy.

I have boys - bring it on.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:03pm

My feeling if it works for the family it works for the family. But if it works for mom but not dad - then it does not work for the family.

It does

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:27pm
if rigity meant set in stone, little to no flexibility that was pretty much our dinner schedule when i was growing up, that wasn't a bad thing. my husband's work schedule is pretty rigid, little flexibility but i like that its predictable too. i wouldnt wish for him shift work or a schedule that changed from one week to the next.

 

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