Dinner Ritual

dinner ritual

Life is pretty insane over here at the Scream household and I don’t see it being different for a very long time. My husband works two jobs and we do not get a lot of time together as a family during the week so one thing I find very important is Family Dinner. We could be having Mac and cheese just as long as it is around the dinner table with everyones tush’s sitting securely on there chairs.

During dinner we have a game we play. It is called High and Low. Every family member takes a moment to say something that was a high or happy moment in their day and something that was a low or sad moment. I got this gem of an idea from my favorite Survivor Alum Dawn on her blog. We have been doing it for awhile and I really like hearing what my kiddos have to say. The good and the bad.

It can get a little silly. My Four year old says the same thing every day for her high. It always includes her baby sister which is gosh darn adorable if you ask me. My eight yr olds high from the other day was the super soft toilet paper I had purchased a few days earlier. Oh how I love my zany kids.

I find this simple dinner ritual gets the conversations flowing and if anything makes us smile and enjoy each others company for the little time we get to each and every day.



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  • mikaela January 21, 2014, 1:58 PM

    This is a really lovely idea, I am going to try this at dinner today especially since my oldest has had a case of the crabbies lately

  • Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas January 21, 2014, 9:54 PM

    Good for you for wanting to have dinner and talk with your kids! That is so very important, especially these days. My kids are grown, but when they were growing up we had family dinner six nights a week. Also, for Thanksgiving we have big family dinners and the conversation always turns to hunting trips, the same ones, with the same people. Every year. One year I decided to mix it up a bit and I had a bowl of questions on the table and we each picked a question and answered it until the questions were gone. They were great conversation starters and there was no talk of hunting that year!

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