Well, I know this week is not a “backwards WFMW” but I really, REALLY need help with something from some of you more seasoned moms.
We registered both kids for baseball this spring – on different teams. And while they both have practices on tuesday nights, I am finding that between their practices and our otherwise already busy schedule, I am having trouble with dinners!
I know this is only going to get worse as they get older, but I want to preserve as many family dinners per week as I can. Any practical tips would be great. One idea I read was that no matter what time it is when you all get home, that you break bread together (of some kind – dinner, snack, dessert, whatever). That feeds the family soul, for certain. But how in the world do I ensure my kids are having healthy dinners when there seems to be no time!
Here is our evening schedule:
Monday – Mens’s & Women’s prayer group at 7pm. I try to always have a good meal served on this night since our prayer group doesn’t start until 7.
Tuesday – Baseball at 5:30pm. We have to leave at 5. This is the night I struggle with. The kids aren’t hungry for dinner at 4. I have tried. And I don’t want them drinking too much past 6pm so how do I feed them dinner with no drink? HELP!!!!
Wednesday – Dance (Emma from 4-5) Softball (Daddy varies in time); Choir (Mommy 8pm) – We usually do take out pizza because there is one beside the dance studio. But even that gets old.
Thursday – Retreat meeting – Mommy or Daddy (depending on the time of year) at 6pm. If Daddy is left to feed the children, it is typically unhealthy like cereal or something.
Friday – Baseball at 6pm.