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Life is very busy in our home. Between my kids doing homework in three different languages, dance and drama rehearsals and performances, Boy Scouts, church activities, and everything ine between, it can be hard to find ways to meaningfully connect with my whole family at one time.
This is why I’m so excited to go #DarkForDinner this Sunday! Dixie, the company that has been making paper and plastic products for over 90 years, just launched a movement called #DarkForDinner. This movement encourages families to spend quality time together, especially during dinner.
Those participating are asked to turn off their cell phones, not answer the home phone, leave off the tv, computer, or any other distracting electronic device. This allows you to focus on what matters most in life- family!
I’ll be honest, my kids are still young enough to not have phones and other devices at the table, but I know that I have definitely been guilty of being on my phone during family dinner, or turning on the news while we eat so that I can be caught up on the current events. I look forward to our family dinner this Sunday with my husband and four kids, when we will be going #DarkforDinner and will not have those distractions.
Tune in to see what our dinner was like! I wonder if the conversation will be better? I’m curious to see what happens, and if the kids or I notice any difference in our meal. I’m also giving you a tiny sneak peek in the above photo of an activity I’m putting together to get us talking (and learning) at our meal. This will be fun!
I’d love to hear your stories too! Join me in going #DarkForDinner and let me know how it goes. I firmly believe that it’s important for families to spend quality time together, and what better time is there than dinner, when everyone is already sitting down together?
I think it’s a brilliant and important movement, and a great reminder to us busy parents that we need to give our kids our full undivided attention.