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When you go #DarkForDinner you could learn something new about your family. It becomes a safe place to share, laugh and learn over dinner. When you disconnect from your electronics and have an actual conversation with your family you may learn something new. It's like the texting and driving campaigns, it isn't important and it can wait until after dinner. Remember that time before smartphones? When people didn't have to check their Facebook, Instagram, and email every time it made a ping notification. When the new could be read later, rather than during dinner.
- That your child is interested in a new sport or activity.
- Your husband is working on a difficult task, causing more stress in the office.
- That Mom tried a new recipe.
- The dogs like to beg.
- Broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale are quite delicious! (And your kids love them too, if you cook them like I do anyways 😉
- Your kids can handle the spicy stuff.
- That family game night brings out the giggles.
- Popcorn mixed with chocolate coated candy makes the best snack food during gaming. (Less mess on the pieces.)
- Spot it! Disney Frozen – Alphabetand Spot it! Disney Frozen Olaf in Summerare great family games, even 3-year-olds can play it.
- You family is just as geeky as you are.
I love my family, and I find myself smiling about how happy they make me. I have the sweetest girls, and their sister love is even more evident now that school is out, and they are together all the time. Peanut follows her big sister around all day, copying her every move and lately every word.
As I savor my dinner, I also savor our conversation. It shouldn't be just a Sunday night #DarkForDinner, it should be every night. But starting weekly is better than not starting at all.