(quote) Rachel-731570 said: My children and I eat almost all meals together,sitting down, gathered around the dining room table, no cell phones, no i-pods, no tv, sometimes quiet background music, talking,laughing, having real conversations!
And the food is 'homemade', healthy, hearty -- not fast-food from McD or Chinese take-out.
And we pray! Every meal! Even when we go out to eat as a family!
Please tell me their are others on here that enjoy meals like this!
Or if you live alone, do you hope for meals like this and remember them like this from your childhood?
And... I hang all my laundry out on the lines to dry naturally in the sun at no cost!
Who else loves the smell of sun dried clothes and bedding?
The veggies in our meals often comes from my little backyard garden -- isn't it great to pick your own sun-ripened tomatoes, leaf lettuce, peas,etc for your salad and meals?
We read real books! And play actual board games. And enjoy biking and walking and swimming and games like badminton, soccer, tennis, as a family, for fun, not just the league teams.
Tell me how you live!
That's the way it's been in my family.
I'm a bachelor now, but I still tend to pray before meals. I still have a meal with my extended family on a regular basis.
I do dry clothes on a line, weather permitting (clothes freeze before they dry at 29 F
I've been bouncing around the west like a pinball for the past few years, so I've had quite a disincentive to growing anything that can't be container gardened. I'm experimenting with Celery right now, but not much success. My first batch got leggy, the other batch died for no apparent reason, a friend got it to grow outdoors in a raised bed. We'll try transplanting it back indoors in the fall.
I've never really liked tablets and e-readers, I stick to real books. I have a supply of boardgames (a smart teacher is never without them), and I play a few sports recreationally.
What some parents will do to their children just blows my mind. TVs and Tablets for baby sitters? Meals in solitude? Meals elsewhere than a Dining room table? No time unplugged from electronic devices? Why don't we just wire their brains directly into a computer and use their metabolic processes to generate the electricity (Matrix