What happens when you tell your dad that you’ll be traveling home for a visit and will be there in time for dinner?
Well, in my case…he would expect my family to show up around noon. But in reality, we wouldn’t show up until 6ish. Oops.
This has certainly been a problem before. I have learned to be very specific about what I mean when I say “dinner” to my dad who lives in Kansas.
I grew up calling the noon meal dinner and the evening meal supper. When I got married and moved to Nebraska, it seemed that most people called the noon meal lunch and the evening meal dinner. Therefore I defied the loving teaching I had been raised with my entire first 21 years of life and converted to become an evening time dinner eater. Why, I haven’t eaten supper in years. Oh, except for the last time I went to Kansas. I suppose then I had supper several nights in a row.
Maybe it’s a family thing. Maybe it’s regional. But what I want to know today is…
When do you eat dinner? Lunchtime or evening time? Ever showed up to someone’s house for dinner at the wrong part of the day?!