Lots of living happens around a dining room table. Through the years, many family traditions have changed. Some of those family traditions included sitting together, as a family, around an actual dining room table to a home-cooked meal.
Today, many families aren’t able to be together at the same time for dinner because of schedules, hobbies, and just life. Life gets busy, fast! In the blink of an eye it seems a decade slips by. Children grow and move away, and normal dinner time isn’t “normal” anymore.
However, the precious memories and times shared around a dining room table are nearly priceless. Lots of good conversations and even some tough ones are had around a dining room table. But, what makes this table so special? A couch is a lot more comfortable at times, especially after a long day at work.
What Is So Special About A Dining Room Table?
Well, for starters, a dining room typically doesn’t have a television in it. There are typically no gaming systems, and reclining isn’t generally accepted as good manners.
Instead, around a dining room table, people gather together to actually enjoy each other’s company. Really enjoy it. Many families only gather around their dining room table around the holidays. However, what if there were more days like a family Christmas dinner where phones were not allowed at the table and when getting “caught up” in person meant more than a social post on Instagram.
Less distractions means better listening. Better listening means better understanding. Better understanding means better leadership as parents and guardians. Better leadership for parents or guardians means a better, more healthy home. You see where we are going with this?
The Challenge Is On
If you’re one of the many families in the United States who prefers to eat in your living spaces such as a den or a living room, maybe this will make you consider adding an actual dinner at your dining room table once or twice a week. Believe it or not, that Netflix episode will be ready to play as soon as dinner is over.
Now, don’t get us wrong. We aren’t saying that you should always eat at a dining room table. After all, life happens as we said. However, we are challenging you as modern day families to make the effort to gather your children, relatives, friends, strangers, or whoever else around your dining room table more often. You might be truly surprised the effect it has on you and your family.
Pick Out A New Dining Room Table
If you’ve forgotten what your dining room table looks like because it’s the catch-all for mail, homework, books, purses, soccer bags, etc., try and uncover it this week. If your dining room table isn’t functional anymore because your family has grown, that’s a good problem!
So, whether you’re wanting to upgrade or spruce up your dining room, or if you simply need a larger table, we can help! We have a wide variety of dining room tables that may fit your needs for functionality and style. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other anymore! Stop by this week to look at our selection. You might just be surprised about how good one will look in your dining room!
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