Do you remember the days at the supper table? The phone would ring and nobody would answer it because you were eating. It didn't matter what who was calling because it had to wait. Meal Time was family time regardless if you were crying over meatloaf and canned peas...
We always seem to be wired no matter where we go or what we do. It has become a part of our life. But isn't there a time when we need to take a break from the connectivity. Isn't supper time family time?
I wondered as my husband and I went out for a nice dinner. The perfect family sat across from us their daughter sat up right with her doll. She looked immaculate and was extremely well - behaved. She would play with her doll then look up to her parents. She would then wait for one of them to speak to her..
Her parents both uttered not a single word to her! They were both on their phones, giggling, texting not paying any attention to this young girl looking up at them for recognition or some form of conversation. The girl sat straight playing with her doll, quietly, waiting for someone to speak...
My husband and I both looked at each other and wondered have we become old-fashioned? Dinner time is a time to connect, laugh, speak with each other. It's about talking about the present, your day, and making plans for the future. Supper time is the time when you get to re-connect with your family and stay in tune with your own children's thoughts and feelings. I guess you can call me old-fashioned but at supper time the phone is tucked away and I'm laughing with my family!
Isn't supper about family time, making the connection with your children and partner? Is there a time when we do need to put the phone down? What do you think?
More from living