09-15-16 An easy evening!

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If you’ve been around for awhile you know that many of my blog postings include comments about how difficult our evenings can be. By the time we get home everyone is tired, hungry, and altogether incredibly cranky. Everything becomes a battle of wills, and I am all too aware that I am outnumbered!  This week we had four late nights in a row and to be honest, I was kind of dreading this evening. But I decided on my way home that tonight would be different. I wasn’t really sure how that was going to work, or what I would do differently, but I prayed a quiet prayer that tonight would be better.

I let the kids play for a little while outside this evening. When it was time to come in I made a very simple dinner of PBJs and scrambled eggs. With dinner out of the way so quickly, we got ready for bed and had a little extra time to read and work on our memory verses for Awanas. Instead of slogging through our evening, it ended up being a great chance to connect with each other. The kids loved the extra attention and when it was time for lights out they obeyed immediately!

Is there any way we can bottle this evening and reproduce it tomorrow?!?

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