The thing is our little home is not always peaceful.
Between the afternoon hours of 5 to 7 things can get pretty hectic around here. I have been guilty of calling this time"hell hour". There is always a flurry of activity going on.... computers on with boys doing homework, pots boiling on the stove, phone ringing hot (because I refuse to answer it) and nearly always a toddler around my ankles fussing. All these factors contribute to a grumpy mama and that equals a grumpy house.
My biggest son had noticed the pattern we had all gotten into. He asked if we could try something new for a while. His suggestion, to only say and do positive things from 5 til 7. He said it would be interesting to see if it made a difference to our stressful afternoons.
I just love when my kids come up with creative ideas. We decided that a name change was a must. Josh came up with the idea "happy hour". I love it all. We are nearly a week into it and boy what a difference it has made!
We are working like a positive team and if one person relapses the others offer positive reminders.
Wishing you a wonderful start to your week and many hours of happiness.