Mysteries of Mae and the Witching Hour

Every parent knows that between 5ish and bedtime is all-hands-on-deck time. We usually just stay outside whenever possible after 5 PM, and that can often ward off the Witching Hour.

This evening, we tried all the usual suspects:

Her favorite dog...didn't work.

Her favorite dog…didn’t work.

 

Her second favorite dog...she gave him a big "F$&% You!"

Her second favorite dog…she gave him a big “F$&% You!”

 

Milk?

Milk?

Milk in a sippy cup? Hell to the no.

Milk in a sippy cup? Hell to the no.

 

This coooooool new toy?! She hit it a few times and was back to the fussies.

This coooooool new toy?! She hit it a few times and was back to the fussies.

 

This random blade of grass?  Mae quietly and happily inspects it for 20 minutes.  I'm keeping this blade of grass for later.

This random blade of grass?
Mae quietly and happily inspects it for 20 minutes.
I’m keeping this blade of grass for later.

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3 thoughts on “Mysteries of Mae and the Witching Hour

  1. We called it the gangrene hour. tough time of day. I think keeping things as calm as you can, even when you are excited to see them, helps. They are in transition too.

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