Sunday, February 24, 2008
Around the Table
When I was a wee girl we sat around the table for dinner, nearly every night. My goal was to eat as fast as humanly possible and run! Little did I know how enjoyable those dinners around the table could be! Last night we had salmon. Grilled salmon with an orange-garlic-cayenne marinade. It was accompanied by sweet corn and sticky white rice...and Crystal Light lemonade. We sat around the table as a family of five. Spontaneous singing by Quin...telling us he LOVED that song. Plate cleaning by Cole (not to mention helping his brothers clean theirs too!) and Ewan draping his fork with his napkin then saying, "Ta Dah!" I love to sit around the table with my husband and kids at dinnertime. I hate to say, that it doesn't happen often enough, but last night's experience has reminded me about the sanctity of family dinner. I guess, it has to be on the weekends only (Tim's job poses a dilemma: kids are starving by 5:30/6 and Tim is coming in the door at 6:30/7), anyways, I have a renewed conviction and I look forward to many future dinners....around the table. Tell me about your dinnertime.