Andrei is a financial advisor and attorney who is a lifelong North Shore resident, is married and has two children. As a financial advisor he is in contact with many individuals and business owners every day and understands what a wonderful place this is to live. Andrei's children are very active in sports, Irish Dancing, Latvian Folk Dancing, school and other activities.
When is the last time you sat down as a family for a meal? As one of our former Presidents stated: "All great change in America begins at the dinner table". If we are not even sitting down for a meal anymore how can we make any great change or even incremental progress?
I am guilty of this as well...too many quick meals before running the kids off to soccer, dance, baseball, a birthday party etc etc etc. Too much time checking LinkedIn, playing Angry Birds or reading a blog instead of taking time to sit down for dinner or spend time with family.
We have also started using our dinner table to play board games (Apples to Apples, Monopoly and Football Juke 'Em are some of our favorites). Surprisingly to me our kids are now even asking to play. Don't get me wrong they still love their Wii as well, but it has been wonderful to sit down and spend some quality time together. I find out more about their days and they even let me win sometime. So go to the attic, pull out your classic games of Life, Sorry, Battleship or Clue (I know you have them). Give it a try.
Great change? No, not yet. But it sure is a nice change of pace.