Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dinner Conversation

I just finished dinner with part of my family and an extra teenager. We had a lively conversation about politics. I love hearing from the teenagers. Our oldest son is busy developing and expressing his opinions. He would make a wonderful lawyer someday. He loves politics, debating, and history. He isn't that fond of school so I doubt that he will stick around long enough to become a lawyer. It can be frustrating at times when my kids' opinions are different from my own. I want them to see things the way I see them, but quite often they see things with a different viewpoint. I am just thankful that our kids are thinking and that we take the time to talk over the issues. I wonder how many American families sit around with their teenagers and talk politics. This is something that is done a lot in our home... usually over a plate of food or a cup of coffee!!
grace and peace,


Amy said...

The best conversations at our house happen over a good meal too....Only, mine don't like the conversation if I am drinking coffee, because they think my breath stinks.;)

You have great kids, Julie!:)

TnFullQuiver said...

You have to develop a love for the smell of coffee in your children then coffee breath won't offend their little noses. If that doesn't work, move them across the room!!!
grace and peace,

Marci said...

What a great picture. I am glad your children can open up and talk to you. I also know what you mean about it bugging you when they don't agree. =)