Five o’clock hits and it looks like all h*ll broke loose in my house. The kids are screaming at each other, I am juggling two or three pots on the stove. The kids want my attention, they are hungry and I just want to get through the dinner prep. It’s not a pretty sight and it’s certainly one of the more stressful times of my day.
I call it the ‘witching hour’ or just ‘dinner time crazy’ and it nearly makes me crazy by the end of the week. I have started something new though and it seems to really be helping — a simple thing I wish I thought of way earlier.
The kids want my attention, I want them to be quiet — I have them help me now and peace seems to be found again. Now, not only is my sanity saved, but I am able to fit in even more learning for the kids — their spouses will thank them when they are older and know their way around the kitchen.
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