I know that it might make life much easier to feed the children one by one when I'm handling everything alone. I would probably have a far more peaceful meal if I eat separately from the children. However, having family meals is something I will never compromise on. Even when Joshua does not come home in time for dinner, I want my children to have a sense of togetherness when we eat at the same table at the same time.
On most days, the dinner conversations are pretty amusing. It is nice to hear about the older kids' day at school and talk about what each person learnt recently. Even Joram seems to enjoy the banter while he sits with us. It is challenging to eat while serving the kids their food and drink but at least the older ones are getting rather good at taking what they want themselves. Handling Jaide is especially hard at this point of time but we are all very proud of her when she does manage to eat pretty well on her own. It's still a messy affair, but she'll get it in time.
I do pray that my efforts will pay off in the future and that the kids will remember fondly of dinner together day after day when they become old enough to have their own dinner programs.
|I can cut the food up on my own!|
|I can get my fav food myself!|
|Yums! I can eat by myself!|
|This looks fun! When will it be my turn?|