|Don't worry, be happy.|
So, I decided that we would have I Love You Day on a Monday night. Monday is the the only night during the week that we can really sit down as a family and eat dinner together. Every other night of the week is devoted to some activity, and my husband doesn't get home from work until 7:00 usually, which makes it impossible to eat as a family unless we all eat at 9:00 PM (which unfortunately sometimes does happen). I cherish the Family Dinner. I love watching the girls' faces light up when they talk about their day. I love when my husband and I laugh at something ridiculous one of the girls does.
In her cookbook The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, Laurie David argues that this underplayed event is actually crucial to our sense of connectivity as a family. AND she argues that we should have fun doing it (the book is peppered with great games to play with your kids, poems and stories to read, thought-provoking quotes to use as conversation starters - as you can tell, I seriously adore this book; you should order it. There's also a great companion website to the book here, featuring recipes, stories to share, and a blog).
|Laurie David's The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time. The game here is "Name Your Sandwich."|
|This girl has great cutting technique AND hair.|
|Besides the fact that I look like a giant crab flipping people the bird, this is pretty cute.|
|My husband's were the best.|
|Be Happy, Live in Love, Love Me|