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November 4th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Do you assign the kids their own seat or let them sit where they want?
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November 4th, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Nah, I'm really not one for stuff like that. Most of the time they gravitate to their 'usual' spots anyway.
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November 4th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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We have assigned seats. Two have petitioned to change which were approved.
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November 5th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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All of us have our own spot.
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November 5th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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The older girls switch off sometimes. Usually whoever sets the table (their chore for the day, as well as clean-up) gets to sit by themselves, which really means gets to sit next to the toddler. There are less battles at dinner time as a result.
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November 5th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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we usually sit in the same seats every day. growing up it was assigned seating only....I did not really do that with my kids but now that I am older I see the wisdom in it.
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November 5th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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We eat in shifts. Just not enough room for everyone. I feed littles, then middles. Usually bigs fend for themselves, which means serve themselves and eat while I bathe littles.

While I understand the importance or a family time dinner, we just don't have the space.

Dh and I usually eat after all the kids are ready for bed.
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November 5th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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November 5th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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We have assigned seats.
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November 7th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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We dont have seats that are a MUST, but they do sit in the same spots usually. They have been racing though to get to the head of table chair when its snack time!
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November 7th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Shoot, we hardly ever eat at the table. We are really relaxed and a lot of times we all eat in our bedroom. We have a little couch and table in our room.
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November 7th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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When all 8 kids were home they kinda ate where they wanted since our kitchen wasn't big enough to hold all of us. So some are in the living room, some are at the kitchen table. Now that I only have 4 here consistently the littles eat at the table. One of my girls comes home in the weekends, and my oldest who is usually here has been staying with grandma. When they are home they join the littles and I eat in the living room.

There isn't assigned seats (never heard of that) but they do tend to sit in the same spots.
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November 7th, 2013, 08:10 PM
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Well, although it started as assigned seats, after enough time passed its more relaxed, but everyone dies tend to gravitate to their own spot.
we do have movie nights where everyone eats downstairs in the family room to watch a movie, but that's also typically little ceasers pizza dinner night lol only out to eat that we can do more than once every 6months or so, too spendy with 7of us to go out to eat!
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