Our family dinners have evolved and change through the years. However, every family knows that "today's" schedule threatens and dissolves families eating together. In our family, we have had seasons in our lives that eating together as a family was zero to none. We were here and there and everywhere! We had to sit back and re-evaluate what is going on. Sometimes it takes hard decisions to do "good" things. I can't guarantee that we won't face those "seasons" again down the road.
We definitely don't have it all together. We still have evenings that we can barely make a ham sandwich quick enough to get in the car. However, as our family has grown and years are passing quickly by. I have become a little more protective of our family meals. I can look around the table and realize in unbelief that our "time" is fading. Of course, you never know the future, one of the families in our church has all their grown children home for a while due to certain situations. She has EVEN more people living there with new spouses and dogs! Life brings us many surprises along the way!
I want my kids to remember our dinners. I want them to talk and discuss and share! I want them to hear their dad and I talk and discuss and share. This is what is important...
Dinner can be overwhelming for me. I really have to plan or we will eat pizza every night! I have to be diligent to plan, defrost and set aside time to make the dinner. Sometimes, I cook from a different cookbook each week. I love to try new things but sometimes that can be tricky!! I made my first lamb roast today- a little scary for me! Yesterday, we had a "breakfast" dinner...the kids love this...homemade hashbrowns, eggs and bacon!
How do you "protect" your family dinner time?