Friday afternoon switchovers are exhausting. After trying various mid weekend switchover times, Patrick and I decided on Friday afternoon. This helps not break up the weekend.
One of my kiddos tells me they would rather be at dads house. Dads house is better. I”ve learned that this is the Friday afternoon blues, exhaustion. And to not take anything said seriously.
I let them know, ‘that hurts my feelings’. And then let it go. Can’t hold onto words which I know they don’t mean. They are doing their best and I am doing my best.
Every family has low moments of the week. Even when there are two adults in the house, there are hard times in every family, I remind myself. Every family is unique.
Friday 3:30 pm. School pick up. Then paper route.
Then kids watch a movie together as I prepare dinner. I am gentle as possible with myself. Love, forgive, love some more, forgive some more…
The kids sleep in till 7:30 on Saturday mornings. Almost 11 hours of sleep. Much needed sleep makes everything better on Saturday morning.