If you (mom) need to have your dinner by 6 pm and the rest of the family finishes dinner only by 8 pm, what do you do? What does your evening look like? Do you join them at the dining table when they are having dinner? I don't want to miss mealtime conversations as a family. But I just sitting at the dining table or hanging around in the kitchen while they have dinner is making my overall "time spent on dinner" too long. Wondering what folks do if their dinner happens earlier than the family's. .