Experts say that the most important thing families can do to stay connected is to eat dinner together on a regular basis. We do, but based on recent dinner time conversations, I don’t know if it is having the intended effect on my family.
These are snippits of recent conversations from our dinner table.
The players: Son #1 (age 16), Son #2 (age 13) and Son #3 (age 9)
Son #2: Mom, what does “going to hell in a hand basket” mean?
Me: It’s just an expression.
Son #2: Yeah, but what does it mean?
Son #3: It just means you’re going to hell.
Son #3: I’m going to be surprised when I get to heaven and see my family there.
Me: Don’t you mean excited? You’re going to be “excited” to see your family in heaven.
Son #1: No, I think he’s in for a few surprises, mom.
Hubby: What kind of baked beans are these?
Me (who doesn’t eat baked beans): I don’t know. They’re baked beans.
Hubby: Yeah, but are they homestyle or regular?
Me: I don’t know. They came in a can and it said baked beans on the side of it. Does it matter?
Hubby: Well, yeah. There is a difference.
Son #1: Yeah, these taste funny.
Son #3: Don’t worry everybody, they’ll still make you fart.
Ah, those precious moments that family memories are made of. Bon Appetit!