Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Dinner, Family, Kitchen, Mothering, Twitter, Witching Hour | Posted on 03-11-2011
Tags: @herbadmother, batshi, batshittery hour, beasts, bitching hour, chores, dinner, dinnertime, evening, homework, twilight, witches, witching hour
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:
- Dinner preparation.
- Work deadlines.
- Hungry kids.
- Tired kids.
- Team sports.
- Shuttling to-and-from activities.
- 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?