We have periods of time in our home that are complete chaos and mayhem. These usually occur right before another event such as dinner, bedtime, getting in the car, etc. Granted, there's plenty of chaos around our house on a regular basis, but these time periods are like the buildup of a storm where the yelling, noise, fighting, etc. just seem to spiral out of control.
I've come to mostly expect and accept this. Knowing that it only lasts 5 minutes or so helps me to keep under control myself. I can tell myself "You can handle 5 minutes of this. It will stop." I wish I could attach a video that shows what it looks and sounds like around my house at these times but I'm fairly occupied at those times trying to keep the chaos from turning into a total meltdown. If you try to call my house or stop by 5 minutes for a meal, you're sure to see it for yourself.
Stuck in the Snow
2 months ago