Sunday, 17 June 2007

Family Day, 25th May

The posters for this are still up at work and the constant reminders have finally sunk in. It was part of National Family Week 2007, and the Centre for Fathering (CFF) organized a nationwide "Eat with your family day 2007", describing a family meal as a "A ritual of the heart". They aim to promote family bonding by encouraging everyone to spend quality time with their family through the simple ritual of sharing a meal and other family bonding activities.

My father retains romantic notions of a harmonious family meal, perhaps with learned discussion of current events. John and Bobby Kennedy were expected as youngsters to be read up on the news and ready to discuss salient issues at mealtimes. As a 10-year old, I just wanted dessert and to watch TV.

HR embraced the event with an e-mail on that morning allowing us to leave the office 30mins early, work load permitting: Remember, the family is the basic building block of society (work load permitting).