Dining With Children: Eight Tips to Surviving the Most Difficult Meal of the Day

Once our kids become a certain age—say, like 12-18 months—we as parents say goodbye to our luxurious, hour-long, wine-infused meals with intellectual conversation, quiet pauses, and Sinatra playing softly in the background. This is now what our household looks like at 6:30pm most nights: My normally sweet 2-year-old is trying to crawl across the table like it’s her personal jungle gym, shrieking joyously at such a high pitch I worry dogs will show up on our porch any minute.

 

(Originally published on San Francisco Moms’ Blog June 6, 2016)

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