Friday, September 21, 2012

Grateful For...'Witching Hour'

'Witching hour', 'Arsenic hour', '(Un)happy hour', 'Feral o'clock'... whatever you choose to call it.
That time of the day when little people are over tired and not so little people are just plain over it.

Four years ago, the evening period of the day used to send my heart rate soaring and nerves fraying.
My gorgeous tiny Magoo was anything but in the late afternoons 
- crying, fussing and screaming continuously no matter what I did.

Flash forward four years and the evening period of the day is sending my heart into a state again
- a state of euphoria!!

Oh, believe me, I know this will not be long lived.
Hence the gratitude.

Right now, our evenings around here are just lovely.
These days, because Magoo's bedtime is now closely followed by mine, we eat dinner as soon as Hubby arrives home and I start winding down from about then.
We play a game or catch up on our days, both kids (gee, I loved typing that!) have their bath, a story is read - usually while Missi is having a bottle and 'samily cuddles' are had.

There is no late in the day crying, fussing or screaming - from any of us -  at this stage.
(Remembering - my children can't actually argue and fight yet!)

For now, while this endures, I am just loving it.
And ever so grateful.
How did I get so lucky?

Linking with Maxabella Loves' 52 Weeks of Grateful

Shar :-)


Kate Sins said...

Sounds like it's all going swimmingly. So happy for you! x

Mama of 2 boys said...

Ah beautiful! What a fairy tale picture this post is. Love the photos, Magoo is such a lovely big bro,..why did I get the insanely jealous type of big bro, haha! I suppose at least they're great mates 2 years on. Enjoy those blissful evenings love xo

Mandy Ferry said...

love a good news story, glad to see you're soaking it all up

Anonymous said...

Awe she's growing up so much already! Love that you're having so much peace in your house at that time. Magoo is just holding herso lovingly ..... And love the book, you are amazing!! Xxx

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

So so beautiful! Magoo looks so proud too! May the bliss continue xxxx

Jane said...

Oh Shar. Having her join in already is just the sweetest thing. Yes, treasure it now ☺. J x