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How often does your family eat dinner together?

We have kids of all ages, diff. scheds, hubby & I aren't always hungry after work, etc., so eating together as a family doesn't happen too often. We still find time to do things & talk about our day, so is it really that important?

 
mrsmom110

Asked by mrsmom110 at 6:30 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • everyday
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:31 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • every night
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:32 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • We generally eat as a whole family quite early in the evening before any bedtimes, it's nice. However DH can't often be there because he works quite late.

    I find it really helps everyone catch up with what's going on in other people's lives and makes us feel more together.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 6:32 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • We don't have dinner together very often, but we eat breakfast together every morning. DH works a later shift, so our time together is the morning. I figure any family meal time is better than none. It shouldn't matter when it happens!
    Mom_2_cuties

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 6:33 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • a couple times a week...my kids are only one and two but i still like to have the family dinners even if the other people in the house dont want to eat together me my s\o and my kids do...
    jesslovesyou08

    Answer by jesslovesyou08 at 6:31 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • We are the same, we have 4 kids ages 14-1yr, we both work full time, our kids are involved in sports but we always make an effort to meet for dinner or taking turns going home to cook dinner so that we can eat together..that is important to us. It's our time to share our day with each other, sometimes it's hard though to make it happen because of the schedules.
    LuvmyFam6

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 6:32 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • EVERY night.
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 6:37 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • ALL OF US, holidays and restaurants only. Like 12-15 times a year perhaps.

    My husband works 2:30-10:30pm so he sleeps through breakfast and is at work their other 2 meals. I sit and pray w/ my kids and hang out with them while they eat. We converse, listen to music, etc.... I sometimes do dishes, prep for the next meal, light cleaning, and so on.

    I eat dinner w/ my DH when he comes home.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:38 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Every Night...
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 6:47 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Well it depends in the summer every night and during the season it depends on hubbys schedule and when he is home.
    MrsToews101

    Answer by MrsToews101 at 6:49 PM on Aug. 20, 2010