This child also made one request for this school year. She asked if we could eat supper together at the table more nights. Hmmm, I was surprised because I thought we were really good at this.
The reality was though that on Mondays we stayed after a speech class to serve at church, meaning we packed a supper. Tuesdays we often ate quickly before going to Grandmas, sometimes sitting in the kitchen, other times sitting wherever we were finishing up our responsibilities. Wednesdays found us rushing to town for our 6 pm commitment, which often meant eating in the car. Thursdays the children came home after 6 pm nearly starved and would eat standing in the kitchen. On the weekends we often had company and that could mean eating at two tables.
What a surprise to realize how often we didn’t sit down at the table for supper together.
With a few minor adjustments, we are eating more meals at the table together. Mondays we dropped our class and other commitment. Tuesdays and Wednesdays we eat a little earlier and on Thursdays I have the table set and supper ready to serve when the children get home.
Thank you Sammy, for this eye opener; we have always desired to prioritize meal time.