I am always so excited when it comes time for a new This Is How We Do It link-up with my friend, Lori at the Boutelle Family Blog. Today we are talking about Dinner Time.
Before I go any further, I need to tell you: Dinner Time for us does not look good. Seriously though. It is a mad race to get food on everyone’s plate before Baby Boy decides to throw all of his
snacks appetizers and his cup at his siblings. (He actually has developed exceptional aim over his 20 months of life.) Everyone is usually talking, asking for a condiment (ketchup. No matter what we are eating. It.is.ALWAYS.ketchup.), more water, napkins (because we are always running out of napkins!)… Or they are complaining. Complaining that they don’t like chicken. They don’t like vegetables. They no longer like ketchup (because some days they are completely insane). And we go round and round in the craziness. By the time everyone gets their food, are reminded that I do not care if they like their food or not (because cooking one meal is more than enough for me, thank you very much), and the food throwing ceases – I get to sit down. We chat about our day, we talk about thankfulness, we are reminded about our Heavenly Father and the grace He gives. We act like normal people. It’s wonderful. Then my Man-Child gives the dinner a rating of thumbs up/down or some variation therein. If the suspense is killing you, it’s always a thumbs down. Some days I get excited when it’s only half way down. Seriously. The only foods that have gotten thumbs up (outside of the obvious desserts) are: Little Caesars & Barnaby’s Pizza, hot dogs, and I think something else but at the moment it is escaping me. But we have established, he is a food connoisseur of sorts.