Family Dinner

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I don't remember if Dr. Sax talked about eating together as a family in his book Why Gender Matters, but even if he didn't the book is still a must read and the idea is still a good one: Eat meals together as a family. Doing so helps develop your children positively and offers another opportunity for bonding as a family.

This evening, after we finished shooting the scenes we needed for the day, I had the opportunity to go over to my folks' place and have dinner. Brittany is out of town for a while, and so I've got a lot more flexibility at the moment (which is a very good thing because I'm working a lot of hours this week).

Over dinner we were all chatting and it was fun to "catch up" on certain areas of our lives... even though I see my parents every Sunday for lunch.

So, if you haven't had a family dinner recently--even if your kids are out of the house and in their own (like me)--it can be a very encouraging and fun time. I recommend it!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

P.S. Brittany is out of town spending time with her family. Her dad is having surgery tomorrow and your thoughts and prayers are most welcome. Also, continued prayer for our project is also greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, friends!

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  1. mom

    This past weekend we had most of our family together and I think their favorite thing is to s.q.u.e.e.z.e everyone around the table for meals. What a wonderful thing it is to share food, fellowship, and laughter with a meal!

    You are very blessed to have a meal on Sundays with your family, Luke! I wish my family could all gather together once a week for a meal....

    Tammy ~@~

  2. Butter

    We love family dinners. And since we live with my parents it's usually dinner for 8.

  3. Luke

    Tammy and Butter, big family meals stress me out. I tend to feel a little claustrophobic... maybe I should stop sitting in the back corner <smile>.

    But, it's true, family meals are a very good thing.