The last few days in our home have been anything but peaceful. We have been dealing with anger in one child. Severe tantrums in another and on top of all that our kitchen sink has been clogged and completely out of order for over a week.
Let me tell you that I have spent an insane amount of money eating out every day for lunch and dinner. The landlord is fixing it but it isn't done yet. Not a very good week for us.
When my kids come home they are so tired that they can't stop picking fights with one another. It is pure chaos from the moment the van door closes at school to the moment the last child asleep shuts their eyes.
I have been trying to figure out ways to give them (and me) a little peace during the late afternoon and evening hours.
This is my game plan. A bean bag, new books, a puzzle and a card game. I am hoping that the beanbag will be a good way for a child to go off to the side alone and get some time to themselves. They can read, play quietly or just relax. The games should help them with boredom. If all goes well we will be adding more stuff to the game plan but for now I am starting small. If we don't get some peace in our home soon I am going to loose my mind.
ETA: The school nurse just called me and said Makayla is miserable and in her office. I kept her home yesterday with a low grade fever and coughing. Now she is feeling worse so I need to go get her. When will life slow down to a calming pace?