How does your dinner look?

How does dinner look for you?

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Is it perfectly put together every night or is it a three ring circus every time you sit down for a meal?

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Is it busy? Is it rushed? Is it LOUD?

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Is it the whole family at once or do you eat in shifts?

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I think many moms (dads too, I’m sure)  have a picture in their minds of how dinner should look on a nightly basis.

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A perfectly healthy meal eaten calmly with good conversation is not how it always is. . .or how it EVER is.

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You know what though? That’s alright. Dinner doesn’t have to be perfect because life doesn’t have to be perfect.

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This dinner is one of my biggest wins as far as getting the whole family to eat the same thing but in all honesty, the act of eating the meal is never as pretty.

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Kids telling poop jokes, getting up a million times for water/milk refills, and then constantly reminding the kids to “eat your food”.

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So yeah, not perfect even when I feel the food is.

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Then there are the nights when the menu for the kids is far from perfect and I just say “screw it” because they are happy and not complaining and giving me peace to eat MY meal.

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Give and take, just like life. NOT perfect and we should be ok with that. Perfection is a silly thing to chase, embrace reality, live in the moment, enjoy your dinner!

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