WFMW – Calming the Witching Hour

Little C on a recent walk

Little C is a “spirited” child.  He is extremely stubborn and moody by nature, so I’m sure you can use your imagination as to how the witching hour can go in our household if we don’t take control of it.  You know the hours, its usually the hour s right when daddy gets home until bedtime.  The kids are tired and crabby, you’re tired and crabby and everyone wants to tear each other apart.

Well in our house, there is really only one way to calm this dreaded part of the day… OUTSIDE.  Now I realize we are lucky to live in Southern California where going outside until 8:00 pm is totally beautiful and comfortable and not everyone will be able to solve their witching hour with this solution.  But for us, getting outdoors is pretty much the only solution.

Not only does getting outside help with the crabbiness, its great for the family for bonding and for your health.  What good is plopping in front of the boob-tube after dinner?  Instead, get outside, ride your bikes and go for a nice walk.

Works for me!

Works-For-Me Wednesday

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2 Responses

  1. Two of my six are “spirited” as well. I am DEFINITELY trying this. We live in California as well– so it will work for us. 🙂

  2. mine… definitely ;spirited’ ! we live in northern Canada and still head outside for that hour (or two) even if that means 15 minutes of snow clothes in the winter

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