Sunday, June 22, 2008

No delivery required

So easy to make wonderful pizzas at home, really not tricky at all.

I guess we're a thoroughly modern family in that we don't often get to eat together as a family. When I was growing up every night we were all together, mum, dad, me and my brothers (if they were home) and I honestly can't recall a time when Dad wasn't there. We would eat early too and always be finished in time for Dr Who on the ABC.

Geoff, like most fathers we know, works long hours and isn't home before 7pm each night. By the time he gets in the girls are fed, bathed and in their pjs ready for bed. He gets a few moments with them, story time and then that's all the time they get to share. On the weekends we try and have a family dinner at least one night and sometimes it can be fraught. I think I try to make things too perfect at times, the girls don't care what we eat, just that we're together, but tonight was just perfect. It was Ella's suggestion to make pizzas, which we all did together, and it was as I said perfect. We were laughing the whole time. We're probably very poor parents as after one of us burped accidentally it set off a chain of faux burbs by everyone (including Leila) which had us in stitches.

I say, whenever there's a jackpot, that I wish we could win the lotto. I don't want for material stuff, but I do want for being together. If we won the lotto, we'd be able to have dinner together every night.


Tyler and Chloe's Mommy said...

We make homemade pizzas too. It's one of the simplest meals in the world and loads of fun for the children who often help spread the cheese and other toppings! Sometimes when the jackpot for the lotto is ridiculously fantastic, I will buy a few tickets. However, my odds at winning are also a fantasy. Cheers to meals and family time together!!

Pina said...

Yum!!! I wouldn't mind a slice of one of your pizzas right now. :)

I also believe that it is really important to be together with a family. Too soon children leave home and the best you can give them is nice memories of their youth. What you give them when they are young they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Anna said...

YUMMY!!! Friday night is our Pizza and a Movie Night.