You’ve seen those families at the restaurants, right? The ones where the parents or the children or everybody has their faces buried in their cell phones? The ones were no one is talking to anyone?
That’s not us. We believe in dinner time conversation. Even when the food is taking forever to arrive at the table or we can’t think of another thing to say or Katie is starting to forget her restaurant manners. The phones stay in our pockets, and we play another round of I Spy.
Until this weekend.
Maddie was ignoring us. Her face was buried. She wasn’t participating in the dinner time conversation at all. She was lost in another world. It was as if we weren’t even there.
I didn’t know what to do. I wanted her to talk to us.
I just couldn’t bring myself to say the words… Maddie, put the book away.