No Impact Man Essay

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Family dinner is a special time when every family member stops what they are doing to spend quality time with one another. It is a time when we would catch up with each other and find out what everyone did during the day. We all had such busy schedules that the time spent together during dinner was one of the few times throughout the day that we were all able to be together as a family. There is nothing that can substitute for quality family time and that has been one of the biggest things that I have noticed since I started college. Time spent at dinner, no matter how miniscule it felt at the time, was one of the most significant events in my daily routine while I lived at home. College life has entirely changed the way that I eat. The most significant difference, personally, has been dinner time. Family dinner back home was more than just a meal that we sat down to share. Over the past few years our dinner has become more of a tradition that it has ever been in our family. Growing up, we didn’t have many sit down dinners together. My mom would usually make dinner for me and my sibling while my parents would eat later on after we were all taken care of. About five years ago, my mom started emphasizing that we eat as a family and use that as time to bond a little more since we were all so bust during the day. I thought it was a silly idea at first but after a few weeks I recognized how truly valuable that time together was. Over the last two years, we had some pretty serious family issues that tore us apart but through all of it my mom still tried to use dinner as a time for us to stay together and connected. This was a rough period for everyone in our family and it really broke us down. Both of my brothers stopped wanting to spend time with everyone at dinner but with a little persuasion that changed. Dinner was the glue that my mom used to keep us together as a family. Even though everything isn’t cleared up, I still feel like our family dinner time is one of...
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