When I was a kid, my family had dinner together every night. Very few exceptions were given - school events, sports commitments, or work were acceptable reasons not to be home for dinner. I kept the same custom when my daughter was growing up. It always surprised me that we were unusual in that respect - the majority of families I knew had dinner sitting on the couch in front of the TV. In college, of course, meals were much less "scripted". But I loved it when my life was finally stable enough to get back to a nice, relaxed, sit-down-and-eat-a-home-cooked-meal habit. So I'm wondering- How did your family have dinner growing up? How do you eat dinner now? If you haven't had kids yet but would like to someday, how would you like to see dinner served? What is your age, or what stage of life are you in? Where do you live and/or what is your culture?