Searching for Peace
We've had a very long week. Just as an example, we’ve had three days during which we left the school carpool line to get to games followed by events after the games. This meant that several nights this week have led to very late bedtimes.
Consequently, my peacefulness...hmmm...I was going to say it had gone somewhere but then I didn't remember really having much to begin with, but I digress.
I'm looking for suggestions. When you walk in the door at 6, 7 and 8 PM with four kids who need lunches packed, showers taken, and homework done and said kids want to focus on these tasks about as much as they want to do them in the first place, what do you do? How do you stay calm as their silliness, loudness and all around craziness escalates?
How do you keep your family peaceful in the midst of your busy life?
Mind you, we've had a dinner planned every night so that's one victory. I have no desire to resort to the fast food temptation. However, that's where my preparedness ends for the dreaded after school to bed chunk of the day.
By the time I see Nelson, which is sometimes after all this has transpired, I have a tendency to dump it all on him and trust me, after a ten hour day, that's the last thing he wants to hear. So tonight I decided to dump on you.
How do you keep peace in your home from 3:15 until bedtime? I need some new tricks.