I thought I'd share with you something we do at the table every evening for dinner:
Roses & Thorns
This is pretty much each family member's opportunity to share their rose (best part) and thorn (worst part) of the day.
It's a nice way to hear about everyone's day and often leads to more in-depth story telling about it or tangent conversations in general.
Tonight Roses & Thorns look something like this:
Dash = hanging out with William
Ella = playdate with Beatrix
Chrissy = raspberry picking with the kids
William = "this dinner" (is default answer)
Dash = getting pricked by the prickly plants out back
Ella = none
Chrissy = not really liking the star to of "Sense & Sensibility" which I'd just begun listening to
William = mama making him eat his dinner
Before R&R we always given thanks too, either with reciting "Blessings on the Blossom" or singing the "Thank you God for ____" song or just exclaiming いただきます！
What are some family table traditions you have in your household?
I'd love to hear about it!
Until next time, take care and Happy Roses & Thorns!!