There is much research that shows the multitude of benefits that kids and families reap by eating meals together.
Most of the year, judging how much time is spent together at the table can be somewhat of a difficult task.
During the season of Advent, the family meal can easily be marked.
I remember years when I was afraid the first week’s candle wouldn’t last throughout this season of anticipation. As the kids have gotten older and we have more activities, I realized that this isn’t a major concern any longer.
For these four weeks, a visual reminder sits at our family table — beckoning us to slow down, (argue over who will light the candles), and enjoy a family meal.
They all count – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Below is our Advent meal time – marked by the four tapered candles.