Well tonight is the first night of a new routine/rhythm that I am putting into place at home. Previously Otto wouldn't have dinner at the same time as us, eating at 5pm just seemed a bit too early and in the beginning stages of starting solids it took all our concentration to feed him. These days though I have started feeling a bit time poor cooking two main meals a night as well as alot of the clean up, so starting today we are all eating at the same time of around 5:30.
Tonight went well, I was 15 min late which I don't think is too bad for a first go, especially as we were visiting a friend until 5pm and while Otto has alot more food in his hair than usual we got to sit down as a family around the table. It was lovely, a few things have had to change during the day to facilitate it so fingers crossed it goes as well tomorrow.
I am also thinking of a new rule that mobile phones get turned off before dinner until the next morning, sometimes while technology is great it really hinders feeling like a family unit when text messages and phone calls can come through at any time.
How does your family handle dinner time?