Yesterday evening I visited a restaurant for a family meal to celebrate a birthday. My small family unit (parents, children and partners) has always celebrated various family birthdays with a meal. Sometimes we gather for a Sunday roast too. It made me think how important these events are and question whether we are unusual to do this? We have birthdays throughout the year, so it happens about every few months.
Yesterday, was a fantastic evening of debate, food, drink and laughter. We can all say what we honestly think about our own news, global and national events and so it is a great opportunity for discussion.
In my humble opinion, there are many reasons to do the above and I’ve decided to list them because it reminds me too.
Nurtures a bond between family members
Creates a debating environment
Good to catch up on people’s news
Provide advice and support
Gets you away from screens, hooray
Enjoy copious amounts of food and drink which is often home cooked
Stops loneliness and is good for the soul
Can devise plans for the next birthday year
Ok, my musings on family gatherings are over, for now, but I’ve one question. What do you enjoy about an evening out with friends and family?