Post # 1
My husband and I have gotten into the habit of eating dinner in front of the tv every, single night. I hate it, but he doesn’t see a problem with it. It doesn’t help that we don’t really have a dining room or a kitchen table – we have a pub style table that is small and kind of uncomfortable. I am trying to make us eat dinner at the kitchen table now at least 2 times per week.
Where do you all eat dinner on weeknights, if it is just the two of you?
Post # 3
@Sea_Ashley: We eat dinner at our dining room table (we’re in an apartment, so use that term loosely) probably five of seven nights a week. We try to only eat on the couch as a “treat” of sorts because I agree with you — trying not to get into a habit of eating in front of the TV all the time!
Post # 4
@Sea_Ashley: 80% of the time it is in front of the t.v. and I hate it as well, DH just grew up eating that way and he is stubborn to change that habit. We have a formal dining room, a breakfast nook AND an island with 2 stools– but nope– he wants to eat in front of the t.v. It drives me CRAZY! He only makes a move to eat in the breakfast nook if I already set the table and cause a big fuss about moving into the living room or bonus room. Ugh.
Post # 5
@Sea_Ashley: right now we eat dinner in front of the tv because we don’t have a dining room table. we just moved in together less than a year ago and we’re using our dining room to store wedding gifts until we can get a bigger place. ha!
i don’t mind eating in front of the TV, but i’m looking forward to the day when we can start setting the table and eating like grown-ups. 😉
Post # 6
It really depends on what we are eating and what kind of day we had. Some days we just come home and whip up some kind of easy meal and just want to sprawl out in front of the TV. Other days we actually make something nice and will typically eat in the kitchen. It still is strange to me as I was never allowed to eat in front of the TV so it’s a bit of a novelty still I guess 🙂
ETA: during the summer we have been eating outside 1-2 nights per week
Post # 7
@Sea_Ashley: We always eat at the dining room table. It is a chance for us to dusicuss our day together with no distractions. I grew up always eating at the table, but we always had the TV on and sometimes it was hard to talk about your day when everyone is too busy watching Wheel of Fortune.
DH and I like the quiet time to talk. After that we get our TV time in. On weekends we typically eat breakfast and lunch on the couch though. If we have a structure dinner plan, then we will eat at the table unless we get take out or something.
Post # 8
@Sea_Ashley: We eat in front of the TV, but I chalk this up to us commuting to and from work together. We usually talk about how our day went during the commute home, then unwind in front of the television while eating – I consider it multi-tasking! In the summer, we eat on our outdoor patio, but usually ignore each other in favour of a book (me) or iPad (him).
I’m currently on the job hunt, and when I finally get a new job, I think we’ll probably eat at our kitchen table and discuss how our day went together. Then sit in front of the television for the rest of the night. 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We usually eat dinner at the breakfast bar in our great room, and sometimes mosey into the dining room. We’re avoiding the DR right now because the furniture in there is quite literally falling apart and needs to be replaced. No matter what, the TV must be off when eating. It’s a house rule. We dine together every night and that is family time for conversations about our day, political debates, etc. In our house meal time is about the people you share it with.
Post # 10
My apartment is tiny, I don’t have room for a table so we eat on the couch. When we eventually have the space to have a table we will eat dinner there.
Post # 11
We eat at the breakfast bar. We don’t have a dining room. You can see the TV from the breakfast bar so it’s sorta like eating in front of the tv. It doesn’t bother me though. I make sure to set our placemats, glasses and silverware at the bar. That makes it feel more like a grown up dinner.
Post # 12
We have a lovely glass dining table with great chairs – and yet we still sit on the sofa to eat. The dining table is more for appearances (and a place to dump things!!) but I’m sure we’ll use it when we have people over for dinner.
Post # 13
We currently have one table, the dining room table. We eat there, and we enjoy having conversations with the TV on! (open floor plan so it’s easy to see TV).
I love dinner time with him!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We try to usually eat at the table – it feels very grownup (ha, good thing since we’re in our 30s) and it’s a nice chance to just talk to each other without any distractions.
Sometimes we eat on the giant couch in the den, in front of the tv – but mainly as a special treat, like if we order pizza and a movie on a Friday night.
Post # 15
We always eat at the table, unless we’re watching a football game. My FI grew up having traditional family dinners everynight so that is what he likes. He doesn’t like sitting on the sofa and eating. Honestly I don’t care where we eat so whatever he wants is fine with me lol 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I have a small-ish pub table in my dining area of the apartment and usually when I cook a mean we eat there together. However, sometimes we will eat on the couch in front of the TV. Especially if we order/make pizza or something.