Some days, ok most days, I get to the part where I am about to put dinner on the table and in that millisecond, when everyone is still and quiet as they wait for food, I suddenly see what lays ahead of me and I want to bail.
I want to jump ship right then and there.
I want to walk out into the paddocks.
I want to get in the car and drive away.
I want to discover a magic spell that will take me from that moment to bed time, bypassing all the mayhem in the middle.
This is my ‘arsenic hour’.
We try to cram in eating, cleaning up, brushing of teeth, reading of books, and getting to bed in an hour or so when everyone is already tired, stressed and quickly loosing their minds.
It’s not pretty.
Abracadabra! Simsallabim! Presto Chango! Leveosaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Perhaps if I say the magic words over and over one day it will happen….
This is what I am struggling with at the moment.
(That, and the random animals that keep cropping up in inconvenient places.)
What parenting stuff are you struggling with right now?