Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy "Family Day"

Thanks to my Plurk buddy BarbinNebraska for the heads up on the fact that today is Family Day, a "day to eat dinner with your children". 

I'm not exactly sure how I feel about the fact that we need a special day to remind us to dine as a family.  I'm also feeling somewhat guilty knowing that at my house, on Monday nights, dining together is a rarity. 

The mission of Family Day, as stated on their website, is as follows:

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a national movement to inform parents that the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. Family Day reminds parents that   Dinner Makes A Difference!

The good news is that I do know what we're having for dinner tonight, and that our family does manage to dine together several times per week.  Given the statistics that dining as a family will make children less likely to turn to drugs, alcohol and smoking, I'd say it's a great thing to prioritize.

So I hope you enjoy Family Day and that you and your family have a great dinner together tonight - and tomorrow too for that matter!

Family Day

2 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

It is a sad commentary that they feel the need to TRADEMARK "eat dinner with your children." Is it that rare that families eat all together?

Lisa M. Hendey said...

Barb - I agree!! Lisa