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What time do you eat your main meal of the day and do you eat it together as a family?

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Snog Tue 05-May-15 16:00:32

Just wondering what other families do!

DownWithThisTypeOfThing Tue 05-May-15 16:04:06

About 5.30pm and yes eat together.

Exception is if either of us won't be home until after 7pm or an activity for the kids clashes.

dementedpixie Tue 05-May-15 16:04:44

The kids eat around 5.30/6ish and me and dh eat later when he gets home from work/football training. Can be 9pm sometimes when we have dinner

ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 05-May-15 16:05:01

Somewhere between 6 and 7 and yes, all of us together unless DH is away of course.

dementedpixie Tue 05-May-15 16:05:17

We only eat all together at the weekends

SomewhereIBelong Tue 05-May-15 16:06:17

6.30-7pm and yes..

2 teens, DH in a cushy civil service 9-5er and me unemployed.

piggychops Tue 05-May-15 16:06:19

Eat together any time between 6:30 and 7:30.

marketfresh Tue 05-May-15 16:12:59

Around 7-8pm, eaten as a family if we have no evening activities. About 4 days a week we have sports/clubs so get home at different times and everyone helps themselves when they get in. In that case dinner can be around 8.30-10pm.

Kelly1814 Tue 05-May-15 16:14:01

DD has her dinner at 5.15. We both run our own businesses and longer hours, so we eat dinner later between 8 or 9. I couldnt eat at 5!

trilbydoll Tue 05-May-15 16:15:37

We eat 6-6.30, sometimes I eat with DD and DH heats his up later. Although a lot better than she used to be, we can't 100% guarantee bedtime won't take hours and I'm not prepared to risk having to wait until 10pm for my tea!

Wishful80smontage Tue 05-May-15 16:19:05

DD eats between 4.30 and 5. Me and oh eat between 8 and 9. We eat breakfast and lunch together though I couldn't eat my dinner at 5 though too early I wouldn't get anything else done

Artandco Tue 05-May-15 16:26:50

Yes we all eat 7.30-8pm

CalamitouslyWrong Tue 05-May-15 16:28:38

5.30-6.30 depending on what time DS1 gets in from school. We all eat together unless someone is away.

crapfatbanana Tue 05-May-15 16:40:01

About 5.30, usually all together, but sometimes DH and I eat later.

MewlingQuim Tue 05-May-15 16:50:17

We all eat together at the dining table at about 6pm.

We decided that we would in future eat together as a family when I was pregnant with DD, previously we ate at whatever time on the sofa in front of the telly. So far we have stuck to it, DD is only 3 though grin

HeyMicky Tue 05-May-15 16:55:33

If DD is at nursery, she eats a main meal at lunch and has a snacky dinner. DH and I eat later.

If she's at home, we have a light lunch and she and I eat a proper dinner together; DH eats later.

Weekends, we have light lunches; DH and I eat later on Saturday and we all eat together Sunday night.

TheArmadillo Tue 05-May-15 17:09:44

Between 5.30-6.30 depending on what time I get home from work. We all eat together at the table. But we do watch something on the computer at the same time (xmen evolution atm)

TheJiminyConjecture Tue 05-May-15 17:14:00

We eat together, usually between 6 and 6.30.

Stillwishihadabs Tue 05-May-15 17:15:11

We eat between 7 and 8pm as a family about 4 nights a week.

Fairylea Tue 05-May-15 17:18:48

Ds aged nearly 3 eats his at 5 ish and dd aged 12 has a smaller portion of whatever he has as a snack - I sit with them both and have a tea or whatever. Dd, dh and I all have "proper" dinner about 7.30 ish. Ds goes to bed at 6.30 and is really tired then and his dinner time is too early for the rest of us!

LemonYellowSun Tue 05-May-15 17:20:45

Weekdays kids eat about 5ish. We eat about 8.30 after bedtimes.

Weekends are more mixed up.

MumSnotBU Tue 05-May-15 17:23:07

We eat at 6ish at the table every night, 3 teens dh and tween. Some nights some of us do sport so someone is missing. They reheat whatever we had when we come in. I definitely wouldn't cook more than one meal, time or budget-wise.

hippospot Tue 05-May-15 17:24:52

7pm and yes we do eat together (kids are 6 and 8).

Kelly1814 Tue 05-May-15 19:39:23

I'm pleasantly surprised by the reasonable hour that working parents get home, as many people seem to eat at 530 or six.

dementedpixie Tue 05-May-15 19:42:09

my dh isn't even home yet so my dinner will be late again. I fed ds around 6ish.

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