“Dreams make bad dinners”

5th class started to read ‘The Guns of Easter’ today as part of the One Book Project in Balbriggan. There was a line in the opening Chapter where Jimmy’s Ma was arguing with Uncle Mick. She told him that “dreams make bad dinners”.
We discussed the possible meaning of this phrase. What does it mean in the context of this story? What could it mean as a stand alone phrase? The ideas and theories from the class were so deep and wide ranging that we decided to discuss it again tomorrow during Thinking Time.
I am really looking forward to hearing the opinions of the 5th class boys and girls as I’m not 100% sure myself what it actually means.
Feel free to comment below, leaving YOUR interpretation of what the phrase “dreams make bad dinners” might mean.
We look forward to hearing from you……..