Growing up, my family never took vacations or sat together for dinner. We loved each other, it just wasn’t something we did and it left me in awe of people that had that kind of “family time”.
When I had a family of my own, my husband and I made a point of taking vacations and sitting together as a family for dinner. It’s always been our way of decompressing. At times, our sons will play off of each other and make me laugh so hard I can barely eat – and I love every minute of it.
Sometimes, like tonight, we catch up in snippets, each of us with things to do after dinner – but it still brings us together. Our eldest is a senior in college, our youngest a senior in high school. I know the dinners and vacations as a family will change when they get older and go out on their own and I hope that they each go on to create their own happy memories.
I’d love to hear your stories – is your family life similar to how you grew up, drastically different, or somewhere in the middle? What’s your favorite family time?by