The dinner table was once considered the cornerstone of a family home, the place where everyone could get together at least once a day to spend time with each other.
But new research has revealed that UK families are more likely to use the dinner table for arguing, making bombshell announcements and sex than for eating food.
Here’s what the research found:
More than 78 per cent of families don’t sit down to eat dinner at table
Table will see ‘132 arguments, 594 homework sessions and 259 tantrums’
Brits will have ‘104 moments of passion’ in average table’s lifetime
The research says the table will also see 1,995 food and drink spills and 1,890 hours of admin or work – the equivalent of 236 eight-hour shifts.
And when we do use the table for eating, we only spend 10 minutes a day on average tucking into our food, says the study.