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family nights are a good thing

A couple of years ago, our weekly Family Night dinners started becoming "random" dinners.  After a while, they became nonexistent dinners.  I have no excuse.  Well, I could actually come up with a few excuses and they'd be pretty darn good ones too.  But mostly I think the reason is, between trying to build a vacation home, extensive travel, aging pets and life in general, I knew my family would understand and "it would be ok if I didn't cook this week.  Oh, and by the way I will be out of town next week..."  Somewhere along the line, it just became understood that we weren't having Family Night unless I specifically made a formal announcement.

But Family dinners are important.  I need to start having them again.  It's a time of bonding.  Keeping up with the nephews as they get older.  Keeping up with the parents as they get older.  Sharing time together, laughing, joking and enjoying a meal cooked with love without being rushed.

However, I have discovered another important reason to have weekly family gatherings...

The other four chairs at the table get dusted on a regular basis!

I love my family. Hopefully they know I do. And, I promise to start trying to have Family Night again. Except not this week or next because I will be out of town.

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Reader Comments (2)

Yes we love you and think that you are wonderful with or without food.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Patterson
I had to laugh. That chair picture IS worth a million words!
March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDixie

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