I finally did it last night……we went through the drive through at McDonalds for dinner. We are a busy sports family, both kids play a sport every season, but this was our first time going to McD’s for dinner becasue we didin’t have time for a sit down dinner. T had a baseball scrimmage at 5:45, I got busy with something afterschool and didn’t get dinner started early enough ( poor planning on my part). So we did it, we did what many sports crazed, over-scheduled, over-worked, busy families do several nights a week, we shoved dinner down our throats, in a car, on the way to a game.
There was no time for saying grace together and committing things to the Lord, there was no discussion about what happened that day in our lives, no time to connect as a family, no chance to ask about school, no opportunity to simpy share a funny story of the day, or laugh over the dog trying to sneak into the kitchen as we eat. It was simply shove down the food, let out a good burp, and let’s play ball!
Dinner is a wonderful opportunity each night to bring the family together, create memories, talk, connect, bond, it’s more than just shoving food in, it’s family time. And I am afraid that in this country it may soon become extinct. Well one night at the drive thru is enough for us…….it’s burgers on the grill tomorrow, ham and noodle casserole the next night, and broccoli and chicken stir fry the next night. I have next week all planned, no more drive thrus for us this sports season!
Maybe I will start a blog about saving the endangered dinner time.
Deuteronomy 6:6- 7 These commands I give you are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk down the road, when you lie down and when you get up.