Monday, September 3, 2012


How can I eat supper, if it is not even dark?
 In Kase's head supper = dark. I want him to remember   supper = family time, well most nights. 
Our calendar is filling up way to quickly. Kase is getting more involved in things and Scotty and I are meeting each other on the road. Kase is only 4 so the reality is it is only going to get busier, crazier and more hectic. Lots of things we do with our time are being traded in for soccer games, swim lessons, awana, play dates and preschool events.
 Scotty and I have decided some things are negotiable and some are not. One non-negotiable item is supper time.  This does not mean a 4 course meal made from scratch and from my garden, I mean come on.
However it does mean at the table, no TV, and good conversation with our family. Of course there are nights this doesn't pan out.  
As the boys get older I want them to want to come to dinner. So to keep them interested, every once in a while I try to make it fun or interesting. 

A cereal bar is a favorite of theirs. This one usually happens when Scotty isn't going to make it in time for dinner and it is just the boys and I. Grains are an important part of the food group right?

Mexican fiesta night (aka tacos) went with what Kase was learning at preschool.
Kase's school newsletter shared their learning of Mexico. So why not make it the topic of supper?

Kase has now decided to live in Mexico while Knox decided he wants to live in football, because you wear helmets. I think I may need to sign him up for preschool as well, bless his heart. 
The themed suppers are fun, but are few and far between. But the time our family spends together around the table are times I am thankful for. I hope our boys remember these times around the table like Scotty and I have from our childhoods. 


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