Witching Hour is Bitching Hour at Our House


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Dinner, Family, Kitchen, Mothering, Twitter, Witching Hour | Posted on 03-11-2011

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We all know about the “witching hour.” The term we use to refer to the time in the evening when Moms turn into witches and kids turn into beasts. One word: mayhem. But witching hour is a bit of a misnomer around here. I now call this the “bitching hour” because this is what roughly happens around our house at twilight:

  1. Homework.
  2. Dinner preparation.
  3. Work deadlines.
  4. Hungry kids.
  5. Tired kids.
  6. Team sports.
  7. Shuttling to-and-from activities.
  8. Chores.
  9. Exhaustion.
  10. Bickering.
  11. Me yelling.

But I ran across a Tweet today with an even better descriptor, that literally cracked me up. I conclude with a Tweet from @herbadmother:

“I don’t know why they call it a ‘witching hour.’ It would be more accurate to call it ‘hours of batshit honey badger batshittery.”

But that is kind of mouthful, so let’s go with “batshittery hour,” shall we?



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Yep, that pretty much sums it up for me!

Oh yeah? I dare you to say “batshittery hour” out loud without cracking a smile.

Ha ha,

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