It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! Soon school buses will be back on the road, sports will be in full swing and the daily grind of the school year will be here. So in all of this busy time, how can a family stay connected? There have been numerous studies about the benefits of family dinners, but with sports and activity schedules, that can be rough to pull off. We’re here to offer a solution – family breakfast at T.C. Eggington’s!
Check Your Schedules
In order to make sure that you get to make the most of your time together, start by comparing schedules to find a day that makes sense for everyone so that you’re not rushed – or at least less rushed!
Make the Most of Your Time
One of the benefits of dinner together is to talk about the highs and lows of the day. Making time to talk about the good and bad parts are a great way to bond and spend time together. But what do you talk about if the day hasn’t happened yet? Start by talking about what each of you has going on during the week. What you’re looking forward to and what you’re nervous about. Out of ideas? Even something as simple as sharing about what your favorite part of your meal is can start a conversation.
Even the best planned mornings can be hectic. If things don’t go as planned, try to take it in stride. Make the best of the time you have with which ever family members are able to join. Regroup to find a better time or day to try again until you get the perfect schedule to enjoy some quality time together.
Need Some Conversation Starters?
- What are 3 things you LOVE to eat?
- What are 3 foods you HATE?
- What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
- What is your earliest memory?
- What makes you feel loved?
- What motivates you?
- Describe your life 10 years from now.
- What is your dream job?