(Closed) Spinoff: Do you eat in front of the TV

posted 10 years ago in Home
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  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No.  We sit down at our table every night.  =)

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    All the time because in our current home we have no dining room and all we have is a coffee table in front of the TV.

    At the new house and when baby comes it’ll be different. We’ll eat at the dining table like real adults! hahah

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee

    Bah, all the time.  Usually snacks and meals when I’m home by myself, though.  When Fiance or I prepare a proper dinner, we sit at the table.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Never. Not eating dinner in front of the TV and not having a TV in the bedroom are biggies to me, and fortunately my Fiance feels the same. I’m shocked that this is so unusual! I was raised with the understanding that eating dinner in front of the TV was NOT okay and I guess it just stuck with me. I find the television to be a sort of energy draining time suck and I think sitting down and sharing a meal (with no other distractions) is an important way to connect at the end of each day.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Most of the time. The only time we dont is usually on holidays but even then it can sometimes  ” Hey do you wanna sit together as a family and have dinner….and watch tv?” lol I guess I eat better and have a better appeitite when im entertained. lol!

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We live in a teeny apartment, so even though we eat at the kitchen table, we can see the tv perfectly, and usually have it on.

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We do all too often.  It didn’t used to be this way, but for whatever reason lately we’ve been doing it a lot.  It’s likely because I am 8 months pregnant and when I get home from work (at a desk all day) the last thing that I want to do is sit at the dinner table.  So, for now, we have been eating in the living room a lot with me laying on the couch.  This week though, DH said that we should start eating at the table from now on since it’s something that we both feel will be important once the baby comes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We eat at our dining room table, but we can see the TV from there since our living room is right there too. We usually have the TV on- but it’s almost always Jeopardy! We’re dorks and actually DVR every Jeopardy and watch the night before’s episode.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We eat in front of the tv pretty much every night but are changing that once we move into our house next weekend! I’m sure we’ll still eat in front of the tv a good bit but we’ll definitely be sitting down at the table at least a couple of nights a week. 

     

    @future_schu:  We’re big jeopardy fans, too! In fact, that’s usually what we’re watching while eating dinner haha

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @auggiefrog:  Same here! The kitchen table is for mail, coupons and assorted randomness, not food!

    We bought one of those coffee tables that lifts up, so we usually eat there. And snacks are generally consumed during TV watching.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @indiblue:  Only on special occasions (Friday night pizza night, etc). We try to have a sit-down dinner together every day. Dinner was always family time for both of our families growing up so we really try to preserve that. 


    This.  We eat in front of the TV if we’re feeling lazy on the weekends and eating something portable, but other than that we eat at the table every night.  Even if it’s only for 20 minutes, we enjoy the time to sit and talk.  

    However, neither of us grew up in homes where we ate in front of the TV, and I even eat at the table if I’m by myself, so maybe it is just a learned behavior.  
     

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    YUP!!!!

    We’re going to start eating at the table when we have kids but right now we just eat in front of the TV!

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    HECK YES!  I love eating in front of the tv ๐Ÿ™‚  If I have a family someday however, I will have dinner at the table every single night.  DH actually used to have eating anxiety and he was thin when we met- (not saying thin like a good thing-) and it helps him to ‘relax” and watch a show so that he takes his mind off eating- and is therefore able to eat.  When he was growing up there was not enough food, so he had to go without to make sure his little sister’s ate ๐Ÿ™  So, it helps him “forget about it.”

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    yes, always.  We currently live in an apt that is too small for a kitchen table so we eat at the coffee table which is in front of the tv.  I look forward to when we can get a bigger place with a real kitchen or dining room table!

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    growing up we always ate at the table as a family.

    DH and I always eat in front of the tv, sitting on the couch but we still talk all the time lol ๐Ÿ˜€

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