I've been toying with the idea of feeding the girls and I dinner well before daddy gets home. Why? Well, he works late. Most often he's out the door by 5:30am and he's not home until 6:30-6:45pm. I think he would work later if it weren't for the girls. He does a great job of helping me put them to bed and cleaning up after dinner.
My dilemma is this: By 5:00, the girls are starving. After their nap, they have a sizable snack. Milk, fruit, yogurt, etc. I try to give them something that has protein to keep them full until dinner. Usually right as Matt walks through the door.
Lately, they just can't make it. The tears and begging for food has become more than I can handle. I haven't been making dinner early because, well, I don't know why, I guess because I want it fresh and hot for Matt.
So, I've been thinking of starting dinner around 4:00 and eating when it's cooked and cooled enough for the girls to eat it (probably by 5:00-5:30). Since it's very important for us to eat as a family whenever possible, I hate to eat without daddy. However, I think that when Matt comes home, we can all sit down and have a before bed "snack" with him while he eats his dinner. What do you think? Bad idea? Good idea? Thoughts?