Filed under Homemaking Eating and Mealtime
It’s pizza night at the Chesemores. Many Monday evenings (Brian’s day off) we take advantage of the one large pizza for $4.99 special at Jerry’s Subs and Pizza. When you’ve got four hungry men to feed, it doesn’t get much better than this!
Other nights of the week the menu will vary. Sometimes I pull a meal I’ve pre-prepared out from the freezer. Or, if I’m cooking I might make the boys sit at the table and read for a while. Recently I let them all stand on chairs in a row so they could watch me make dinner.
Conversation also varies. Some nights Brian and I have a chance to chat for a few minutes about our day. But most evenings, dinnertime with three boys is pretty much about the basics. Like teaching Owen not to sing at the top of his lungs at the table.
We’re working with three simple rules these days:
1. Feet in front
2. Use Inside Voices
3. No touching
(Did you catch the acronym here?)
In addition to basic manners, Brian is also using My First Book of Questions and Answers catechism to teach them the basics of theology. So far, Liam can correctly answer one question: “Who made you?” (It took a while to convince him that it was “God” and not “Thomas the Train,” which he thought was the answer to everything!) But Andrew can now answer dozens of questions about Bible truths and we usually review 7-10 questions each evening.
After eating, it’s down to the basement with the boys to wrestle with Daddy while I do dishes.
So, do you still want to come over? We’d love to have you. Hope you enjoy pizza. Oh, and don’t forget to use your inside voice.