Being a mother to small children often comes with its setbacks. Eating a cold meal is common for a mother having to feed their children during meal times as well. With that said it’s understandable for this to happen when your child needs attention during meal time, but what about your husband? Ok so the title of this blog is not going to be as deep as it sounds. This is not meant metaphorically I mean literally… Should we serve men DINNER first?
Growing up in my house it was always first come first serve unless it was your birthday or Mother’s/Father’s Day. My mom would announce dinner was done and we would all sit at the table and start grabbing our food or line up to make our plates and first to arrive was the lucky one who got first pick at all the wonderful food. Recently I have heard it was an old Italian tradition to serve the males first and women eat last. Actually besides the men eating first I have heard the traditional Italian mother/wife often found themselves eating alone after everyone else has finished and gone from the table. For some reason I found this tradition beautiful and inspiring.
I love the thought of being so selfless that even when it comes to a dinner that you slaved over a hot stove making everyone else’s needs fall before your own. Now with that said, is this something I’ll adopt, change and never look back? Well no, but I do try and make little efforts to allow my husband to make his plate before mine. I don’t know what it is about this old tradition, but I like the thought of it. I can’t even give a solid reasoning behind it, but it’s something I would like to do.
Do you have any traditions such as this? Do you serve dinner to the males in the room before the women? How do you feel about serving the men first?