Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dinner Time Talk

Hi all. I stumbled upon this list as a "before bedtime" list of things to ask your child. 
If your child's bedtime is anything like ours, it sometimes can be - shall we say - chaotic, at best. 
Between bath time and story time and tucking in time and getting me some water time and re-tucking me in time and talking about the weather time and discussing why we can't sleep in the basement time, there is LITTLE time for anything else. 

But dinner time...dinner time may work. Because many times at dinner, we ask our kids what their day was like or what they did in school or how basketball practice went or who is going to the school dance, etc. etc. etc. Still, sometimes the answers are a bit more monosyllabic than Chris or I would like. 

So here's the deal. I took the list, designed it into a printable sheet that you can laminate {or not} and post in your kitchen. Then, at dinner time, when everyone is around, start with the questions. 

One person chooses the question of the night.
One person speaks at a time.
Everyone gets a turn. 
No answer is a wrong answer. 

:) I'm printing mine right now. If you do the same, let me know how it goes for you tonight at dinner time! 
It could be kinda fun to hear the answers. :)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
My Sister's Keeper
Nineteen Minutes
The Pact
The Tenth Circle
Change of Heart
Keeping Faith
Handle with Care
House Rules
More Than It Hurts You
Amy and Isabelle
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Widow for One Year
The 158-Pound Marriage
To the Lighthouse
Between the Acts
A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas
The Help

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