Re: I want to eat dinner at the table as a family..
The boys and i eat at the table Tues-Sat night. DH works till 9 or later. On his days off, usually Sund/Mon we eat as a family.
We always eat by 5:30 sometimes 6. Now way could i hold them off till later
OP--in your shoes I would eat with the younger kiddos at a good time for them and then either sit w/your DH when he gets home. On his days off have family dinner. Or make fmaily table time at breakfast. There isn't a rule that says it has to be supper.
wife and mom-- no other special labels. Just trying to do the best I can.