T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

T Rex Dad's Sacks of Potatoes

It seems that the tension level in the house always reaches its highest levels right around supper time. Probably because it's the end of the day and we're all approaching the "all done" barrier. Or maybe it's that delightful witching hour phenomenon.

Regardless, I've been having to get more and more creative so I can make supper. Recently, we put up the instant tent in the kitchen. This was mildly successful. The magnetic letters seemed to buy a few more minutes...

Then it's off for baths while the meat simmers or the rice steams. This way, when T Rex Dad arrives home, the kids can be fresh and clean, ready for dinner, and to become "sacks of potatoes"...

So, although, things reach a high stress tense point where we all either act or feel like throwing ourselves on the ground and spinning circles (if you've ever had a toddler you know what I'm talking about), things seem to magically come together right when T Rex Dad gets home.

What's it like at your house just before supper time - calm or crazy? Do you have a "witching hour"? If so, when is it?


Jenners said...

It is not calm ... that is for sure. It has gotten better now that the Little One is older. I can send him off to play and he will actually do it. But it is stressful (especially when you're a bad cook ... like me.)

Caitlin said...

oh yeah- I feel you on the dinner time craziness! It is always right when both boys are at their whiniest / get hurt / lose interest in all toys. My strategy (since I don't have homework!) is to try to get as much done on dinner prep earlier in the day or at nap time. Chopping veggies especially, and sometimes browning meat. That I way I just have to throw everything in the sauce or soup or what have you and voila!

5/7 days I want to throw in the towel and just serve cereal!

Love the pictures of the sack of potatoes!!
Isn't it amazing how they can just switch it off when dad gets home? Sometimes I think Brian wonders what I am complaining about!

Emily said...

Yay...I'm so glad when daddy comes home, too!

And it looks like your little sacks of potatoes love their daddy so...

Crazy at our house...crazy crazy crazy good!

Such sweet faces!

JKMommy said...

I am liking these past few posts about your daily life but also with the inside scoop into "how it works" for you! :)
I remember playing "sack of potatoes" with my dad!! SOOO fun!
What a great idea to do baths while dinne cooks - I always wait till after dinner b/c baby gets himself so messy! :) LOL but it's a great idea and I might have to switch things up sometime!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Love the sack of potatoes!

Yes I am constantly making dinner with a baby on my pant leg or holding him while stirring the pot with my free hand.

Today at lunch time I let him get into a box of shredded paper to keep him busy. Well I hadn't realized that he dragged that paper all through the kitchen and into the dining room following me. Sigh.

septembermom said...

Always crazy at dinner time! The kids look so happy playing with daddy. Wonderful!!