About this photo: I believe in eating dinner at the table. This is one of the few old-fashioned things about me and it often surprises friends.
Growing up we always ate dinner together at the dining room or kitchen table, laughing about the day’s events and enjoying home-cooked food. As my brother and I got older and extra circular activities demanded more and more evenings, our family lost that tradition and started having meals on trays around the TV. The death of the family dinner made me sad.
In college, I was excited to get my first table and chairs from Goodwill. Even though most of my meals were super quick TV dinners, I always made a point to sit at the table. When my roommate was home we would sit at that table together and eat our respective frozen meals and canned ravioli, enjoying the escape from academia and filling one another in on our romantic pursuits.
Today, Mr. Husband and I eat at the table 95% of the time. Periodically a home improvement will take over the dining room and we’ll be forced to “picnic” in the living room. Even then, I set the ottoman with placements and utensils. This is a habit I hope to keep for the rest of my life. I want to raise kids around a table. I want to have lazy Sunday breakfasts, cheerful evening dinners and quick but cozy lunches at our table. We don’t need a fancy table or china, just one another and good conversation.
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