Abby's Between Girlfriends: A Sharing of Marital Secrets

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Family Dinner

We get together as a family at least once per month. No matter what, we have our family dinner one Sunday a month. It all started with me trying to start different traditions for our changing family.

So now, we decide on the menu each month. Chris and I are responsible for the meat and the kids decide, between the two families, what they will bring. We made up a few rules, as a family, before our first family dinner. The first rule states that we all treat the day and time together as a priority. Second, everyone arrive at our home by 2:00, and dinner on the table by 2:30. Third, everyone helps with clean-up. And last, but not least, everyone must be on there way home by 5:00.

Now, these are all rules we set down as a family and came up with together. In the 2 and a half years, since starting the family dinners, we have only had a few infractions here and there. For the most part, it all works out well.

Well, the last 2 Sunday visits went past 5:00. I think the last person was leaving about 5:20 each time. I attribute that to the Wii. We have so much fun playing Wii, that 5:00 rolls around too soon. But, roll around it does...and out the door they go with kisses and hugs.


Tricia McWhorter said...

What a lovely tradition. It's nice you all live close enough to pull it off.

Anonymous said...

We started doing breakfast once a month. It's really nice to have an excuse to entertain/visit. :)

Tranquility said...

What a fun idea! I wish I could do this with my family, but we're scattered across the states.

MaryRC said...

sunday dinners are the best. we get together with two other families once a month since our kids arent old enough to cook. you didnt post the menu! what did ya eat?

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Mary, my 6 year old grandson asked, "Can we have those soft tacos like we did that one time?" So, of course, that's what we had. We had build your own soft tacos,..your way! We had so much fun!

mrs.young said...

that sounds like fun. that is how it should be so people dont get burnt out and you will have time to be with your own family to start your thing with your kids