all in all, we've become precious and perfectionistic about food to the extent that it almost seems not to count if we eat really well MOST of the time, while giving ourselves a break SOME of the time.
Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.
Put down the cell phones and prepare to pick up some stronger family bonds. Here are some ways you can reconnect with the important people in your life while remaining disconnected from technological distractions.
I am the proud product of family breakfasts, lunches and dinners! What can I say? I come from a family of big eaters and big talkers. But I also know what family dinners are like with my two boys and wanted to document the reality for you: THEY SUCK.
The family dinner that's most important in our house is not the typical weeknight meal where my son, Javier, mumbles something about his day after an onslaught of questions from me. The one we treasure is the monthly meal we share with my ex-husband, Ed, who lives in another state.
It was just another meal except on a weekday, and we didn't have to go to school the next day. We came, we ate, we argued, we ate dessert and then we left, if it wasn't being called Thanksgiving, It would be called Sunday dinner.