Owning a good quality, solid dining room table is something that should not be overlooked and it is sad to see that in today’s society it actually seems to have been neglected somewhat. The reason why I am making this statement is because of the slowly fading away tradition of enjoying a meal with others in your home, sitting around the dining room table. Instead in today’s household, the norm will be to grab your meal from the kitchen and then find a spot to sit yourself in the living room, to get comfy and gobble down your food at the same time as watching the latest episode of Eastenders or whatever the popular show may be at the time of you reading this. Some people actually don’t even sit down in any given place while munching down their cooked meal and instead they eat on their feet while multitasking, walking from room to room and probably dropping a fair few crumbs along the way.
So, it is about time that we start making an effort to bring back this forgotten pastime and come back to enjoying our meals in the company of others, and taking some time away from the digital noise of the TV and instead share some personal thoughts or events of the day with the other people you live with, perhaps your family or friends, or just some roommates that you happen to be sharing the expensive rent with. However for this to become a thing and for people to start coming back to eating while sitting at the household’s dining room table, you first need to ensure that you have purchased a decent dining room table and have complemented it with some comfortable, decent dining room chairs. You should also take a moment to check on the cutlery and plates/bowls/glasses that you have available in your home and make sure that there will be enough to go around before coming up with the idea to all get together to enjoy some home cooked goodness.
I am sure if you can make it a routine and keep it going for a week or a few, then it should become a habit within your home and you will be very grateful that you made the effort in the first place – and your house-mates will likely also thank you for it. This is of course providing there are no flare-ups around the table, during some of the more heated discussions that can take place (not sure if it is just in my home that these occur or is it common place?).