For the rest of us, here's the thing. My plan BEFORE KIDS was exactly that. Somewhere between Number 1 graduating from baby food and today, the plan changed. Now I am relieved if no one throws up at the table.
We pretty much have the eating together part worked out. Almost every night we sit down as a family and eat dinner, but...the dinner might be grown-up food AND pizza AND chicken nuggets AND PBJ's. AT THE SAME MEAL. If that appalls you, you really shouldn't have read this far.
We are making progress. Last night was a breakthrough actually. I made homemade-not-from-a-bag chicken strips, broccoli, oven potatoes and rolls and the entire family sat down and ate the same meal together while we politely discussed the day's events. Well, maybe not actually politely (or actually broccoli), but we did talk.
What are you juggling this week?