Every night we try to sit down together for supper. In actuality everyone else sits down to supper while I jump up and down off my chair playing waitress. I wish I could say that I graciously serve my family with a humble heart. Honestly, my patience is low and I am very tired at the end of the day. I am in no mood to get up and down what feels like a million times.
Here is what a typical meal looks like: We work together to set the table until I tell everyone to sit because I am moving through the kitchen with a hot pan. Everyone sits down, and I start putting food on the table when someone finishes the first round of beverages and asks for more water. Before I sit I get the refill from the fridge door, sit down to fill plates, stand to get water for someone else, sit to cut up food and then stand again to get one more water. I sit down and make a snarky comment about never getting to eat hot food, daring my dinner companions to ask for one.more.thing.
Sound familiar to any other mother? This way was actually better than letting them get the refills themselves. That was very wet chaos. Sometimes when you are in the mess you can’t see the simple answer. Thankfully my husband saw the solution: Instead of using the water from our fridge door (which seems convenient) we went old school and put the water pitcher on the table. It isn't rocket science, but I sat through the whole meal tonight. It is the little things!
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