Tonight’s guest post comes from none other than “the Hubs”! He shares his thoughts on the importance of family time over the dinner hour.
Every afternoon I come home from work to a house overflowing with savory smells from the kitchen. The boys run to the door to greet me, and tackle me as I come through the door. I greet my lovely wife. I hang out with the boys, while Erin puts the final preparations on dinner. What an awesome way to unwind after work! I’m so blessed to have boys to play with and a wife who works hard to prepare low cost nutritious meals!
The greatest value of the dinner hour isn’t the price of the meal (don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate Erin’s frugality), but the time shared dining together as a family. This is something that I learned from my Dad. He made dinnertime a priority as we were growing up. Our time at the table lasted longer than the food on the plate. The conversation was active and all were encouraged to share about their day and its adventures. I remember countless times that my brothers and I had to share what we learned in school that day. “Oddly,” there were days when nothing really happened in school. But, we still sat together and enjoyed our meal.
Now that I am a dad, it is my top priority to make the most of every meal that we share together. And I will just have to smile when my boys are old enough to say that all they learned in school that particular day was “nuthing”. I remember those days, as if they were yesterday!
What I wish to pass on to my boys: the best value of a meal is the time spent dining together.
Isn’t he the best?
Do you regularly eat dinner as a family??? Or breakfast? Or lunch? I’d love to hear some of the fun things you do as a family while sharing a meal!