The Daily Post gives us a prompt every day to write a blog
“If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking”?
This is the one that Roger Shipp blogged about, he named it Modern Families
He wrote this “The most shocking thing that my late ancestors might face if they were to visit me for a meal would be the lack of a dinner table”.
It caught my attention so I commented, as these days you will be lucky to see a family sit down around the table for a meal even if you do have a table.
Do you have a table? If so, is it used at mealtimes, or just a place for the children to sit and play, color, do puzzles etc.
Some interesting points I found while searching.
Just 40 percent of American families eat meals together.
40 per cent of British families with young children sit down to dinner.
One in five families spends less than ten minutes at the table.
My family of five children grew up sitting and eating at the table.
Now as grown-ups, if the family come home we always have the meal at the table, I think that is because it is what we have always done as a family – Enjoying the Good Times of the day.
Cheerful Family Of Four Enjoying Dinner
Now my husband and I have our tea every night in front of the TV.
I will be interested in whether other older couples sit down at the table for an evening meal, as it was the way we were brought up it’s only in the modern times that it has changed.