Having a family has its perks and drawbacks. Unfortunately, you really don’t get a choice on who your family is, which can make family gatherings a minefield at times. There may be times where you feel like you can’t say anything at a family gathering without someone getting their feelings hurt. You may even dread family dinners because it seems like some family members always brings up your mistakes. Despite all of this, family dinners can be good thing.
At family dinners you get to know each other a little bit better. You may find out things you never knew about your parents or siblings. You may find out little things about each other, like what they don’t like to eat on their tacos. You’ll get to know them better than you ever thought possible, just by spending more time with them.
Family dinners are a great opportunity to ask about family history. Family genealogy is often forgotten, or not passed down anymore. Asking older family members about their passed family members can help you build knowledge about your family tree. Plus there are probably great stories that your family members are dying to share with the next generation.
Family dinners help you feel connected to your family. The world is crazy, and we’re constantly hustling. We get so distracted with our daily lives and problems that we forget about what really matters to us. Family helps us stay grounded and reminds us of what is truly important. A weekly, or even monthly, family dinner can help you feel connected with the rest of your family. It’s great time to catch up with everyone.
Don’t dread family dinners: enjoy them. True, these events can have unpleasant moments because someone’s feelings were hurt. However, don’t let that deter you from spending time together. Enjoy the perk of family, which is a group of people who will always have your back no matter what happens. By spending some quality time with them over dinner, you all come closer together.