We're trying to use this time to practice having conversations. Of course, we have conversations all day, everyday. But when we're all sitting around the dinner table, the talking can easily swirl into crude talk (fart! poop! blah blah!), complaining (because kids are super tired), or "adult" talk (since Jake and I have a lot to tell each other about our individual days!).
So, to be intentional with these 20 potentially golden minutes, we've been using various conversation starter books to help guide us. After we pray and as we begin to chow down, one kid says, "Hey! What about the book?" which is code for, let's ask a question. Here are two that we have enjoyed: