We don’t have a traditional sit-down dinner every night. Several nights a week, my husband comes home well after dinner time and those nights usually consist of cold cereal or sandwiches for dinner. Other nights we collaborate with my in-laws and I usually skate by without having to do any work.
My favorite phrases I hear from my mom and dad in-law?
“Don’t you dare do those dishes!”
“It’s ok, we got this.”
I hope to heaven they get some extra jewels in their crowns for giving me such a nice break!!
But when we are all at home, I do try and make dinner a special event. If you follow me on Instagram (and you totally should) you’ll sometimes catch me in the midst of a domestic moment. It’s very sweet, I assure you.
The kids and I set out the table.
We sit down and pray.
And then we try to eat.
But it never just “happens” without some kind of weird interruption.
Here’s a brief synopsis of what I find myself saying at our dinner table:
“Put the noodle down so we can pray!”
To my husband: “Don’t you dare say ‘thats what she said!’”
“You have to wear more than underwear at the dinner table.”
To my husband: “Can you please help him back into his underwear?”
“The food sits on the table. You sit on the chair.”
To my husband: “It would have been better if one of us majored in zoology.”
“It’s not nice to talk while your sister prays.”
To my husband: “What are they teaching him in Sunday school?!”
“Dinner time is NOT the time to go to the bathroom!!”
To my husband: “Can you go wipe her? After all, I’m dishing up the lasagna.”
“You’ll never get big if you don’t eat that.”
To my husband: “I can’t eat that or I’ll be huge.”
“Just dip it in some Ketchup—then you’ll like it.”
To my husband: “This is why we have no friends.”
“I am DONE for the night. No one talk to me!!”
To my husband: “You’re doing the dishes. Peace. Out.”
What do you find yourself saying at the dinner table?
Hilarious! Our dinnertime here usually is crazy…too many sports in the evening. We’re lucky if we ever get a family dinner where we all eat together!
I know that season is just around the corner for us!