Tonight is also a HUGE game for our small town volleyball team- a chance to take 1st in the district, a huge honor! I had hoped to take the kids and go, but given our struggles in the afternoon, I knew they would not be in any shape to attend and cheer at the game that it probably wouldn't start until 8pm.
So, I instituted quiet time after out few chores were complete. To my surprise no one whined, complained, or threw a fit. In the midst of an hour they all found something to if and 2 kids ended up falling asleep. They found activities that were not loud and did not require a TV or other electronic device!
So if parenting has it's ups and downs I am happy to say we ended up and only know the good times because of the tougher ones.
We are missing what I am sure will be a great time at volleyball, but we gained some ground on a house much out of control, spent time together, and got ready for a fun deer hunting opener weekend!
I don't think we could have ended the day better!