Up until last week, we were in the habit of putting PK to bed before we actually sat down to dinner. With PK going to bed anywhere between 8 and 8:30pm, this meant a late dinner, even when all we at were leftovers. On nights when we cook, we don't sit down to dinner until after 10pm. Even though it was a late dinner, it was nice. It was our quiet time, and we'd usually put on some music in the kitchen and play a few games of backgammon before turning in for the night. Unfortunately, eating late just makes me feel icky because it's way too close to bedtime, and plus a slower metabolism at night can promote weight gain.
Now we sit down to dinner anywhere between 6:30pm and 6:45pm, WITH PK. It's a bit hectic because the hubby feeds PK her purée while I eat my food. By the time he starts eating his food, I'm already done eating. Still, it's nice to sit down as a family at the end of the day, and it's nice to eat dinner early. When I was growing up, my family never sat down to a meal together, except when we went out to restaurants. It's all different now that I'm all grown up.