As part of my campaign to secure the title of "NOT Mother of the Year," I have a bit of a confession to make. We don't do the whole sit and eat dinner at the table as a family thing -- like ever. Well, maybe on special occasions, but most evenings, it just doesn't happen.
I guess I'd better just go ahead and admit it. My 7-year-old eats dinner in front of the TV -- pretty much every night.
And yes, I'm fully aware that there are all sorts of studies saying that kids who sit down and eat dinner at the table as a family are more content, do better in school, don't grow up to be convicts, and all that good stuff.
But none of that is going to convince me that my son needs to move his meals from the family room to the kitchen.