The worst time of the day at our house is after the kids come home from school and before dinner. The kids are tired from school, they all want my attention, there is usually homework to be done, dinner to be made, and general ensuing chaos. A friend of mine calls this time “cry-thirty” at her house, and I have adopted that perfect moniker for ours as well.
At cry-thirty at our house tonight all of the kids were doing homework and I was trying to work on editing photos. Mr. Wizard and Sassafrass both had math homework. Little Man is in preschool and doesn’t actually have homework, so I gave him an “assignment” involving writing his name and making some shapes and letters just so he could be busy and feel like part of the group. Continue reading