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My family was not what most people would call "normal" when I was growing up. In an age where fast food restaurants and microwaves were in, my father, mother, grandmother, brother, sister and I sat do
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Dinner time

posted at 10/1/2008 4:31 AM EDT
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My family was not what most people would call "normal" when I was growing up. In an age where fast food restaurants and microwaves were in, my father, mother, grandmother, brother, sister and I sat down to a home cooked meal every night. But it wasn't just meal time, it was story time. My father, mother and grandmother would tell us stories about when they were growing up and the challenges that they had to face. My father, being the entertainer that he is, would have us laughing so hard that we would almost fall out of our seats. There was more than one occasion when tea would be sprayed across the table from me laughing so hard! These are the traditions that I am passing on to my own 3 beautiful children. Although I am a single mom of 3 with a full time job, I still come home every night and make a hot meal. We sit down around the dinner table and talk about the day and just enjoy each others company. I have a 12 year old that loves to cook and a 3 year old that loves to help me in the kitchen when he can. My 2 year old just loves to eat what mama cooks! I also don't buy pre-made cookies or cookie dough, I make my own as well as my own cakes (although I do use a store bought cake mix). I make my own icing and toppings, I am actually famous around here for my culinary creations. I make home made biscuits and gravy, which is very poplular in my house! I was taught by the best, my family, and that is something that I hope to pass on to my own children.

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/8/2011 12:18 PM EDT
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It sounds like a great tradition to pass down to your kids.  Though, I like to go out to eat too.Wink

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/8/2011 2:37 PM EDT
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Heather G., what a wonderful example you are setting for your children. That time around the dinner table is so important.

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/8/2011 4:24 PM EDT
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Great memories Heather.  Dinner time when I was a child meant you had to be at the table on time and even if you weren't hungry you sat there while everybody else ate lol.  I raised my kids the same way and they both remember how we always had a great time during family dinne

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/9/2011 9:59 AM EDT
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what a great story and a great time you must have had. I love traditions like yours, sounds like you have a great family too.
Thanks for sharing

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/10/2011 9:34 PM EDT
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Great story.  We did the same when my sons were growing up.  We always ate together and shared our stories of the day.  It was wonderful.  Both of our sons remember that and often make mention of eating together and sharing.  Our  one son lives an hour away and  our other son lives four hours away.  Whenever our son who lives four hours away is here, our other son always tries to make it here so we can all be together.  It is nice.

Re: Dinner time

posted at 6/10/2011 11:46 PM EDT
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This is so great that you do this for your children.My youngest son is still at home and we sit down to dinner every night and Sunday is our family meal which my oldest son and daughter in law join us.Your kids will always remember these times.Thanks for sharing