What is it that makes a home? It’s not merely the structure, the house, the apartment. It’s so much more than that. For some people it’s the decor, such as my orange walls in my sitting room. For others it’s the people, like my kids and my husband. For others it’s the traditions.
One of the many traditions in our home is eating together. We eat together around the dinner table at home I would say 26 days out of the month. The other nights we eat out or eat together while watching a movie. That’s a lot of family time spent together. Usually, most of those meals are made from scratch.
So what’s important in that tradition? The nutrition (YES) for once I’ll say no.
It’s that we are together. Whether we are eating fancy brussel sprouts on china or something messier like hot wings that require a vinyl tablecloth, we are all sitting in our dining chairs, facing each other. After long stressful days, sickness, lack of sleep, failures, successes, wins, excitement, whatever.. we all sit together and share it.
And you know what? I wouldn’t erase the time we spend on manners lessons, listening to news about my children’s day. I wouldn’t erase the chance for my husband and I to share our thoughts and our feedback with our kids. To help them understand it’s ok to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.
What makes your home a home????