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Wednesday, April 25, 2007



Ditto getting out of the house. We don't realize it, but little critters get bored and cabin-fevery, too. The witching hours continued for my children well into the elementary school years, until I figured out that the measly afternoon snack I gave them simply wasn't enough. Taking a page from the Brits, I fed them a full dinner around 4 p.m. That made a huge difference in their moods. They got a light snack before bed at 8 or 8:30.

Cat, Maryland

Bath or outside play...I just can't take her in the house anymore!! She plays in her bath for as long as she wants, or she plays on our front lawn until Daddy comes home. Win/win.


I don't know what it is either, but my boys also go wild during this time and I need a stiff cherry coke and peanut m&m's to make it through it all. At least you have one to deal with, I have 4. I will trade you! :)

Erin Windbigler

We had a hard time with those late afternoon hours as well until I got Carter on a better sleep schedule and started "protecting" his sleep thanks to Mary and her fabulous discovery:


Erin Windbigler

We had a hard time with those late afternoon hours as well until I got Carter on a better sleeping schedule and started "protecting" his sleep thanks to Mary's discovery of this awesome book:


Cat, Galloping

Can you get out of the house at that time? Would that help?

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