They say that families who eat together enjoy closer bonds, fewer issues at school, and stronger ties to both family and community. You decide.
Excerpt from Get in the Car's table:
Maddie: "I'm a vegetarian! I won't eat chicken!"
Chloe: "I'll eat the chicken, mom. Mmmmm. Chicken." [shoots look at sister to indicate that she won round one of who is the better daughter]
Jacob: [making rude sounds with armpit] "Mom? Does chicken make your muscles big?"
Jack: [places cheese in water glass]. "Pthpfh."
Bob: "Let's talk about me."
Maddie: "Can I picket KFC? They torture chickens."
Chloe: "I finished my state report early. Did you know that the chicken was almost the state bird of Delaware? Milk is the official state beverage. Did you see how I finished my milk?"
Me: "Bob, please uncork the wine."
Snippet from My Cousin's Recent Evening Repast...
Cousin: "So, when did you know you wanted to marry me?"
Husband of Cousin:"Oh probably that night I got really drunk at that party and was really rude to you about the topic of marriage and then I was really hungover the next day and we went out to breakfast and I threw up outside the restaurant and everyone saw. When you stuck around after that, I figured you were a keeper."
Husband of Cousin:"And also, I think I was just ready to get married, you know? I realized the whole dating thing was bull crap."
Cousin. "Oh. That's pretty romantic, O."
Husband of Cousin: "I know, I never say romantic things, do I? But I was always really attracted to you."
Cousin: (Brightening) "Really? What do you mean, always?"
Husband of Cousin: "Oh, like since the first time I met you at that apartment building. I thought you were hot."
Cousin: (Batting eyes) "Really? Like hot, how?"
Husband of Cousin: "Can you believe they charge $33 for this rack of lamb? I mean, this is a $12 serving, at most. We should have gotten nachos at the bar."