A modern convenience? or a traditional setback?
Let me start off by noting that I’m not talking all drive thru meals. Of course there are circumstances where you are just getting a quick meal/drink on the go. Or its easier to go through the drive thru lane instead of getting all of the kids out of the car just to put them back in. I get that. I’m not even talking about that!
What I am talking about is everyone being so engrossed in the everyday things in life that people don’t even slow down to eat together anymore.
Instead I’ve seen and heard of so many scenarios where parents are grabbing quick meals for their family and dropping it off to each kid wherever they are.
Wasn’t that the one thing you could always count on? Sitting around the dinner table eating (whether it was home cooked or take out) and catching up on the day’s worth of events?
At least for me, it has always been the one part in the day where it seems everyone stops whatever was consuming their time to eat together… because before you know it, everyone is much older and has a million things pulling at them for attention (school work, work-related stuff, or whatever it may be).
Isn’t it time we all slow down a little? If not for own health’s sake, at least for the sake of maintaining some family time values?
P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.