It’s become increasingly more difficult to talk to my older daughters. They’re 15 and 13, and quiet. (My youngest is four years old and never at a loss for words.) I struggle to meet them at their level, to engage them in conversation beyond the topical.
I have to say, the fire pit has been the single best thing for our family. It helps us stay connected. It’s the one place we’re all together, where a flat screen doesn’t divide our attention. Yes, there is the car, but the girls are reluctant to speak on anything because of the feeling of being trapped. Read more