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does this look formal?

Posted by on May 8, 2010 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

One commenter recently said her husband didn’t grow up eating family meals and was reluctant because it felt very “formal” to him. Here are a couple shots of a dinner table, a breakfast, and an impromptu post-dinner puppet theater. M sat on my lap, I grabbed a pen and we laughed our heads off for fifteen minutes.

I remember growing up, hanging around after meals, even my brooding teen-aged brother would recline on our padded bench (it was a late 60’s era awesome kitchen set) and hang out and chat.
How do you have fun around the table?
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  1. familyfeedingdynamics

    Abby, thanks for the kidchat ideas! I have a very chatty child, but I will keep that in mind! Ines, glad the idea helped. I'd love to see photos of people's family meals! I bet people have all kinds of different and lovely ways of feeding their families! My mother would never have a plastic deli bag on the table, but I can't be bothered to move the lunch-meat onto a plate and then back into the bag…

  2. Ines

    Very good post, Katja. Thank you for sharing with us. This has given me an idea for an upcoming meeting in the summer: sharing pictures of table meals. And, stories. We can share stories too.

  3. Abby

    We always eat around the table, but sometimes it's hard for us to slow down so we use a book like "KidChat" or conversation cards like "Kid Talk" that have really great questions/conversation starters just to get us going.

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  5. Miku

    My mom wasn't really big on eating around the dinner table, but my dad always insisted on it. I don't have any special memories of meal time, but I DO remember that the ONLY thing that was worthy of eating on front of the TV for was Alfred Hitchcock and James Bond.