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Non-existent Impulse Control: How I survived the bewitching hour with my 3 and 5 year olds

by: Jamie Goins I was doing my best to finish up my work when I heard the clomping of my preschooler’s boots. The kids were home and we all know what that means, right? I love my kids more than anything else in this world. I cherish them. My heart literally aches with how much it bursts with love for them. But I think a lot of parents know what I mean when I say, in the few hours you have with them prior to bedtime, they can be somewhat trying on your patience…even when you haven’t been with them most of the day. Tonight was a different flavor of strange, bad choices to say the least. As my husband and I tag-teamed dinner, playtime, and my 3-year old’s acutely-timed pooping routine, I noticed that our 5-year old was nowhere Read more [...]