Breakfast Time: what do you do?
In households across America, weekday mornings are frenzied rushes of breakfast making/eating, lunch preparing, signature collecting, and homwork finishing. Many mornings, I will find my teen with her headphones in, listening to music, while my ten-year old sits on a stool staring at a blank wall, and the 4-year old might be begging for help putting on his shirt. Indeed, it is a mad rush to get breakfast prepared, but - once seated - then what? Sometimes we make morning conversation, sometimes we compare dreams, sometimes we listen to NPR, sometimes we listen to pop radio.
Once you make your breakfast - eggs, oats, cereal, smoothies or something entirely else (sometimes we eat cake!)- and once your kids do the same, do you sit down and chat? Do you each have an independent activity like reading separately? Do you watch TV or listen to the radio?