SOL: Dinner Conversation

Our family enjoys being together. Supper time is more about hearing each others stories than eating.  Some nights I wonder how we go from one subject to another.

My daughter shared about a class review game. They have been studying the Holocaust and WWII. She was sharing how a peer didn’t seem to get the most obvious answer.

My son responded, “What color of hair does she have?” to which Eliz just rolled her eyes. (She’s sandy blonde and her brothers don’t let her forget it.) My daughter’s eyes were wide with animation, going on with how the boy team seemed to get the easiest questions because of the lack of knowledge on the girl’s team.

That comment sprung a thought from my father-in-law. “You know the lady on ‘Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?’ couldn’t answer a question tonight. The host asked a first grade question about the solar system. If I would have been on the show, I would have asked him to prove that it was a first grade question. It wasn’t any first grade question. Who in the world would know that?” I agreed, but had to squelch a chuckle as my father-in-law would be so bold.

My husband then shared a story about work. We were laughing.   Then because our youngest had shared anything, my husband asked, “So what happened to you today?” which led to a conversation about a backyard football game he had the pleasure of being a part of.

We had a great dinner … conversation. 🙂

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6 Responses to SOL: Dinner Conversation

  1. elsie says:

    Conversation is sooooo important! I wish more families understood that. Love the variety of topics.

  2. Linda Baie says:

    Nice to hear about talk, at dinner. It’s so important to share & you all seem to be doing that well, & happily. Good story.

  3. Diana Martin says:

    Brothers always tease, don’t they! But it sounds like your Eliz was able to hold her own. Good for her!

  4. the other ruth says:

    What a testament to the joy to be found in family mealtime! Our own have been disrupted the past 2 weeks because of our oldest’s schedule, but in 1 more week, we can go back to nightly dinners with all 5 of us there.
    Can’t wait till our writing family gets together tomorrow night!

  5. ng/Nora says:

    It is sad that family dinner conversations are not as common as they used to be. Your story demonstrates the joy of sharing, reciprocating and listening.

  6. Donna Smith says:

    Real food for the soul! Just the right amount of salt and sweet!

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