So I went to put in a frozen lasagna (usually I make homemade lasagna but life got in the way tonight) and the film cover that you’re supposed to remove ten minutes before it’s done was printed with one sentence, highly researched quips:
“Kids who have regular family dinners may get better grades.”
“Kids who have frequent meals together may be more likely to feel that their parents are proud of them.”
“Teens who have regular family dinners may be more likely to confide in their parents.”
I like how they’re really going out on a limb there and using the word “may” (thanks Legal).
My fourteen-year-old heard me reading these affirmations and chimed in, “You know mom, I feel like I can confide in you that I really like lasagna.”
Forget “Love and Logic”, I’m following “Stouffers” from now on.