I've not taken part in Britmums blogging prompts recently as I seem to have had plenty of ideas for posts just lately but today I've got a block.
The best rule in our house is sitting down at the table to eat dinner together. The kids set the table while I dish up then one of them shouts everyone else to the table.
We always try to eat together but due to the nature of Ant's job, he doesn't always get home in time.
It's nice to have the time together and we're able to make sure the children learn proper table manners.
They all know that you don't start eating until everyone is sat at the table, likewise, you don't leave until everyone has finished (which sometimes takes a while if Ella is a on a go slow!) and one they always seem to forget....no elbows on the table! Obviously there's more but you get the picture!
The girls like to hand out the meals and they occasionally make dessert for everyone if it's something easy like cake and custard.
Don't get me wrong, it's not always a happy, relaxed, picture perfect family dinner. Sometimes it takes so long to get Ella to not sing/talk to herself at the table and eat her food instead, that we're all sat there getting a little stressed and begging her to hurry up, but even then, I love our family meal times and think it's important to spend that time together every day.