October 28, 2010

What is your favorite time of the day?

Mine are the hours between 5 and 7pm.

64 comments

Anonymous said...

4 and 7. It's nap time at our house. Brings new meaning to the phrase "Happy Hour"

Beth said...

Hmmm... my first response is after 8pm, which means the little ones are in bed. But, I really wouldn't want to say that my favorite time of day is without them. So.... I'll say from about 10am till 2pm. Lots of fun together, and nobody is cranky or wound up at that time.

happyfamily said...

You love the witching hour(s) too?! That's so awesome!

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Oh, for sure between 5 and 7, or at 6:15 when it's time to wake the kids up to get ready for school. Although, those hours are especially endearing when everyone is super hungry and hasn't had enough sleep.

Mal said...

Same here! I love the color of the air--if that makes any sense. It's not the sky. It's the air. But I only see it consistently in some places. Right now I live in California, and I haven't seen that golden sheen since I've moved here in April.

I also love early, early, early morning (when I can get up) before anyone else is awake. I think I just like the feeling of being alone in the world for a little while and seeing things only a few other people are seeing right then.

Marci said...

Well, on weekdays it is about 930pm when the kids are in bed & I can have time to myself for a moment. Sundays for sure are my favorite day - nap time for mom @ 1pm :) love it!

Marie said...

Oh yes, me too. Hungry, patient children who tidy the house while I cheerfully make supper and wish my kids could stay up an extra hour so we can chat a while longer. Definitely my favorite time of day.

I hear ya, once again.

Cathryn said...

I feel your pain.

Shaken Mama said...

In our house, 5-7pm is "Bobcat Territory" -- meaning our 2-year-old begins to howl like a bobcat and everyone's psyche steadily degrades. I think I have sustained permanent hearing loss.

Jo's girl said...

yea the witching hours. aren't they just peachy? if i could get by without wishing bodily harm to one and all I'd say it was a good day. too bad I can't remember the last time that was, unless it was a day I had dinner made for me and got to skip out on putting kids to bed. :)

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Molly said...

8pm. its bed time for the kids.

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

I don't know why exactly but for some reason I detect sarcasim in this post.

:)

Melissa said...

At present, I'm loving 4:30 am... when no human should see anything outside their own eyelids and I hear my 2.5 year old sounding croupy and snotty.... followed closely by getting said 2.5 year old to sit down to ingest anything but air.

Oh look, the sun is coming up!

jenj22 said...

the witching hours!!!! yikes

Just Plain Tired said...

12 am to 6 am -- generally sleeping then. ;)

LeMira said...

AHAHAHAHA!!! That just made me laugh out loud!!!!

Gina said...

I love it.

I love that I'm also not alone.

kate said...

hahahahahaha!!! i especially like 5-7 when my husband works late. brilliant.

HW said...

Right now our witching our is between 6 and 7 a.m. when our teenage daughter must inform us of how incompetent we are before she leaves for school.

"I TOLD you I needed cookies tonight..."

"I need $10 for this club and $10 for that club - dues you know."

"Where's that college admissions paper I had the other day?"

"GREAT! My life is RUIINED!"

"You two are making me a freak at school 'cause I can't wear this...."

"Oh, can I have people over tonight?"

I'm glad I could give you all hope for what's to come....

Bear and Bones Mama said...

5am and 7am. Really. I'm a morning person and this is my time - I go to the gym and then to work and my husband gets up with the boys and gets them to their schools.

Sarah said...

6 a.m. when I have to get the kids up for daycare/school. Colin has developed a bizarre attachment to his Handy Manny pj pants which makes trying to put real pants on him super fun. Keira needs to bring her full-size bath towel with her in case she throws up (which she has never done before), and Connor cries because he thinks he should stay with mommy forever.

KB said...

I happen to love 5-7pm.... it's gymnastics practice time! :) LOL
(is that terrible to admit?)

Anonymous said...

I'm in trouble LOL. For me it's between 8am-12pm...when the kids are in school...and I go BACK to bed. AAAAAANNNDDDD between 11 pm and 3 am....when husband and kids go to bed and I can stay up and not LISTEN to them. Well, minus the hubby's freight train snoring.

What can I say? I have 2 teen boys in that arguing stage.

-cit-

Anonymous said...

7 am to 9 am. For the exact same reasons you posted YOUR favorite time.

Does the screaming ever stop, btw? I'm wondering how many years I have to listen to my daughter yell at me because I didn't burn the waffles ENOUGH. I'm not kidding. This kid likes her waffles burned to a crisp.

grammaDawn said...

10:30-11:00pm, when it's finally time for me to go to bed.

Hope said...

I love Marie's comment almost as much as I love you for posting this.

Molly said...

Oh boy, do I hear you, those are ROUGH times with my 4 girls. I always remember Sister Beck's talk, when she said that this was the most important "shift" of the day, but I still haven't figured out how to make those hours run more smoothly....

Deb said...

6:30 am-7:35 am, and then 3:30pm-7pm. Horrible I know, but I am so tired of the drama king 5 year old living in my house, throwing temper tantrums over everything. I asked him to bring home a better attitude and his listening ears from school today after he told me that he uses his listening ears at school at the time.

Diane said...

I have two favorite times, 6:50am when I finish my workout and from 8:20am to 2:30 pm when they kids are at school.

5:15am is my dreaded time, waking up to take my son to semminary.

Brandon and Sarah said...

What you don't like fixing dinner, shoving kids (and a cat) out from under your feet, being whined to, forcing the troops into the shower and pj's, trying to do family prayer without snickers and complaints?

Donna in VA said...

11/11:30pm, when everyone in the house is asleep and I feel as if I have "me" time as long as I want (surf the net, watch TV - Housewives shows on Bravo, make jewelry, etc...), although that means I end up going to sleep around 2am (and getting up at 7:30am)! :(

Vaso said...

You are sooooo funny! I second that.... Those are the best hours, followed by the moment the kids are in bed and asleep for the night :)

McKenzie said...

Between 2-5, it's when I get to have my "me" time and go see my horse. My little man isn't in school yet, or else it would be those hours!

Bradley, DeAnna, and Donovan said...

It starts a little earlier for me. I hit a wall at about 3 pm every day and bedtime doesn't come soon enough!!

Jen said...

Is THAT why my husband never gets home from work until 8? Huh. I never would have guessed.

Yeah. I'm lovin' it too...

Shanna said...

hahahahah... (then imagine laughing that gets out of control and turns a little crazy until there is snorting and stuff)

If you happen to have a husband who works late Mon-Fri, Friday starting at 3 pm is the best! I usually end up crying and need some sort of takeout food and a fake beer (prego#4) after bedtime. I always call Friday Cryday cuz I can't even see the rope anymore.

craftyashley said...

I'm going to say flat out the best time of my day is when the kids go to bed. They are so much cuter in retrospect sometimes.

june said...

Simple but effective post;)

Ritz Family said...

Is that a hint of sarcasm I hear? 5 and 7 is the worst time at our house. Dinner, sporting activity pick-ups or activities, day-care children parents arrive to pick up children. So, after 9pm would be the best...bedtime = quiet time for mom.

Anonymous said...

Anything after 2:30 p.m.

Megan Orsini said...

HA ha ha ha ha...what's better? The dinner time crazies, the after dessert bonkerville, or the 5 minutes before you HAVE to leave for anywhere????

All equally glorious moments ;)

Cindy said...

Ahhh....the arsenic hours...you can't decide whether you should give it, or take it... ;)

Anonymous said...

My favorite time is at 3:30 am, waking up bleary eyed wondering why my living room light is on and stumbling into the room to find my 6 year old son watching cartoons.... and I kick his butt back to bed. It's becoming a habit...those early hours. *rolls her eyes*

Sarah said...

This definitely must be sarcasm because from 4pm to 8pm, I think my brain might explode! Love your blog!

starnes family said...

The hell?

I'm going to assume you're kidding.

Or, toasting during the witching hour.

This is why I put my 2 youngest to bed at 6:30 each night.

Laurie said...

I'm going to assume you're joking. Weekends I love every hour, and weekdays I love 1:00 cause that's when I can take a short nap, and I LOVE naps! :) I also love the time when I pick the kids up from school. It's so fun to hear their stories and just see them again. Then in about an hour I start wishing Daddy would hurry home! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the sarcasm is super clear to anyone with young children.

Physicallee Fit said...

Surely, you jest.

Rocket Ma'am said...

I sense much sarcasm in this one... and I would have to agree with you. That's also when my mother-in-law always thinks to call and have a 45 min chat. "Oh, I'm sorry, are you cooking dinner? It's too early to do that here. It's very noisy in the background, I can hardly hear you. Well anyway, the weather really cooled off yesterday...."

Janet said...

5:30-8pm just ROCKS over in this house!!!

Evelyn said...

Naptime and bedtime

Mindy said...

5-7? Shoot me. Only followed by my REAL favorite of 4-6.

AlsoMean said...

my "favorite" time of day is before the Dexmethylphenidate kicks in....

The Desert Girl said...

30 seconds after all of the kids are put in bed and the last door is shut.

I do enjoy my children. They're just young, wild, loud, and we're outnumbered.

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Kim Ginsberg said...

As so many have already said, 6 - 7:30 AM. Getting 2 kids up, dressed, and ready for daycare. Then, get hubby up and ready for work. Fight to get on coats, shoes (LOVED your post from the other day!) and snacks in the car, (I don’t want this cereal! I wanted apple juice…) then everyone out the door and to daycare by 7:30. Makes me want to roll over and take a vacation day...

Kristin said...

You are so funny.

Tasha said...

Hahahaha--yeah right.

Anonymous said...

Definitely NOT the hours between 5 and 7 when my husband is away on business and I am left to entertain three kids - 5, 3, and 1. And of course, the 1 year old woke up sick just before my husband walked out the door and won't be back until Wednesday!

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Brooke said...

I think Evelyn is thinking what I'm thinking.

Look up Hilary Weeks "My Favorite Things" on youtube. When my kids are being especially rowdy/whiny/fighting my husband starts singing "bedtime and naptime and bedtime and naptime..." Lol.