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October 16th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Does your family eat meals together - as a family?

Does your family say grace or a blessing before eating?

Do the kids leave the table as they are finished or do you make them wait for everyone to be done?
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October 16th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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We eat all over the house, the little ones usually eat at the table since they have a habit of spilling everything, but our kitchen isn't big enough for a table that fits everyone, which is usually ok cause not everyone is here at the same time.

We don't say grace and they can leave as soon as they are done.
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October 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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We usually eat together. Well the ones that are here do.
No we don't say grace but everyone gets a turn to tell how their day went, time permitting
They can leave the table when they are finished eating
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October 16th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Does your family eat meals together - as a family? on weekdays always

Does your family say grace or a blessing before eating? yes, the kids take turns praying

Do the kids leave the table as they are finished or do you make them wait for everyone to be done? we read a devotion after supper so when that's done they can go.
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October 16th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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I have a formal dining room, but its carpeted, so not in daily use currently.
We tend to eat at the island-twins in highchairs, preschoolers on stools, dh and I standing to eat at the island, if he's home for supper. He's usually not home to eat with us 5/7 days of the week. I feed the kids at 4:30, then I usually eat with him at 6:30. Varies. We are just starting to say grace before meals, and the kids can leave when they're done eating.
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October 16th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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We eat together most nights. We don't say grace. My kids ask to be excused to be polite.
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October 16th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Does your family eat meals together - as a family? Everyday! We love to be able to enjoy dinner with one another and recap our day.

Does your family say grace or a blessing before eating? Yes

Do the kids leave the table as they are finished or do you make them wait for everyone to be done? We wait until everyone is done, it gives us more time to converse with one another.
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October 16th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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We all eat together at the table

The kids take turns saying a prayer

And the kids can get up after their done after they put their plate in the sink and wipe off their chair and push it in!
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October 17th, 2010, 04:28 AM
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The kids and I usually eat together. My husband is in school and his classes are in the afternoons/evenings, so he rarely eats with us during the week.

We do not say grace and everyone can leave when they're done.
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October 17th, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Does your family eat meals together - as a family? Yes

Does your family say grace or a blessing before eating? No

Do the kids leave the table as they are finished or do you make them wait for everyone to be done? There's so much talking going on that even if a child is finished they usually stay for the conversation.
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October 17th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Does your family eat meals together - as a family? For dinner always.

Does your family say grace or a blessing before eating? no but we really should.

Do the kids leave the table as they are finished or do you make them wait for everyone to be done? lately we have had them stay at the table because the 3 yr old was thinking she could leave and then return to the table constantly while she ate. This seems to have helped nip that in the bud.
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October 17th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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We are relaxed about eating. You can eat when you're hungry, so we don't all eat together. The lil kids must eat at the table, the two bigger kids don't have to.
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