Today, families across Kansas and throughout the country will do something American families seldom do anymore:
They’ll sit down to dinner.
In our fast-paced, overscheduled, assembly-line society, traditions such as dining together are increasingly rare events.
Studies show that only half of modern families eat together more than three times a week. Most meals last 20 minutes or less, and families often watch television while they eat.
Sad. True. But not on Thanksgiving.
Pledge to make today’s meal not just a parade of carbohydrates, but a nourishing, soul-satisfying conversation with people you love.
Out of practice? Afraid of awkward silences? Try these conversation starters from Laurie David, author of the amazing new cookbook (and salute to family togetherness), “The Family Dinner.”Pet Peeves and Idiosyncrasies: Something I Like About Myself: I Remember When …:
And here’s a list of random questions to spur conversation at your table. Sometimes one is all you need:
My answer to that last one: family dinners.