Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dinner Time Blues

Evidently when I need to cook dinner my children decide that is the time they need me most ;)  I guess it's because I have something to do that doesn't always involve them. 
It's usually a time they begin to fight or become just moody.  I remember my mom telling me how hard that time of day was with me and I didn't realize it until there were two.  I try to include my children as much as I can, but sometimes I just need this time.

 So now, after reading a post from the Kid Friendly blog, I realized they needed a little more structure during this time.  So this night was coloring in an egg cartoon-who knew huh?
 A daily activity is pulling the pots out.  Fine with me!  I even fill them with some water!
This time has been filled with whatever is on our craft shelf (that I showed before)!  It has worked and we are all a little happier.  Thank you for the idea.


  1. I am so glad that "Independent time" is working for you! That 4:00 time is seriously "magical" isn't' it?