“What does Sunday Lunch cost each week?”
My son’s question caught me off guard. I’d never really thought about it.
My mind slipped to money mode as I mentally scanned items on an imaginary grocery checkout line.
“About $50 to $75 a week, depending on the menu, and how many are here.”
Honestly, it doesn’t matter. It’s just money. It costs what it costs.
The big expense isn’t money. It’s energy. A normal Sunday Lunch includes menu selection, grocery shopping, group texts to see who’s coming.
There’s time to prep, cook and clean. There’s lunch time itself, dirty dishes, cleaning again, taking out trash, putting up toys inside and out.
Now and then, the physical and emotional energy tank is on empty while puttering on fumes. It’s an act of the will on those days.
Regardless, Sunday Lunch is a normal thing. It’s just what we do. Besides, you can be empty in energy, but full in the heart.