Anyone who has been a parent for a month knows that the hardest time of day is somewhere from late afternoon until your baby goes to sleep. When your baby is really small, we generally call it a ‘fussy’ time, but as the kids get older, it becomes the witching hour. I don’t know why it’s called ‘hour’ because it actually lasts at least three.
When I had a two-year-old and a newborn there were some nights when I seriously wanted to lock myself in a closet, it sucked so badly. Fortunately, I got a lot of great advice from experienced parents on surviving this tumultuous time. I’ve compiled a list of tools to help those of us who feel like they are at the end of their rope at the end of the day. Trust me, I’ve been there more times than I can count. If you have some additional tips, please leave them in the comments for the rest of us!!
Television: Flickr/daily invention
Pasta: Flickr/Pink Sherbert
Swingset: Flickr: cathyse97
Gavel: Flickr/David Michael Morris
Buddha: Flickr/Vincent Van der pas
Got a mess on your hands? Incorporate toddler living with your daily cleaning routines!