I’m not a strict traditionalist, but I feel like I have experienced a bit of this myself. When I’m fortunate enough to have kids of my own, I plan on having family dinner every night. The conversation will be varied because I’m nothing if not a windbag. The conversation will be interesting, because in addition to being a windbag, I’m an eccentric wacko 🙂
NPR had a fascinating piece on Morning Edition today; the benefits of a family sitting down to a meal were analyzed, and there were some interesting conclusions linking…surprise!…healthy family interaction to positive child development.