#LivingArrows – The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

I don’t know about you but parenting is much like Groundhog Day, especially so during a lockdown. Whether it’s a school night or the half-term holidays, we each have a routine which despite wavering by the odd half-hour or so is usually around about the same time day in day out.

We, as a family tend to start winding down for bed at around 8 pm. First, the kids will watch some television whilst they have either yogurt or some oat biscuits for supper, next they will each have a bath or a shower, and finally once they are clean and dry they will get dressed for bed and listen to a couple of stories before finally hitting the hay at around 9 pm.

Supper Time On The Sofa

#LivingArrows - The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

Our Little Witch During The Witching Hour

#LivingArrows - The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

I once referred to this time as ‘the witching hour’ as it seemed to be the time at which either J or E would become suspiciously spritely suddenly gaining a second burst of energy from nowhere, whilst us poor parents were ‘done in’ and more than ready to call it quits for the evening.

Thankfully now the kids are that bit older and they each have very busy days to contend with, they are usually quite tired come 8-9 pm. However last night (or should I say this morning?!) was an exception as J somehow woke at around 4.30 and was completely unable to get himself back to sleep. As a result, we are all completely and utterly knackered tonight and I for one can’t wait to hit my pit!

Here’s hoping that now the apprehension of ‘the first day back’ is done and dusted that we have a restful night…

Thank you for reading and as always, I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows


  1. November 6, 2020 / 11:04 am

    We are very much creatures of routine too. And we also have those bursts of energy! x

    • November 6, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      So glad it’s not just us !

  2. November 8, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    Mine still have a witching hour and it certainly tires me out! Hope you’ve settled into school and lockdown routine ok? #livingarrows

    • November 8, 2020 / 10:11 pm

      I’m getting there slowly

  3. November 8, 2020 / 11:10 pm

    We’ve had the same routine for years now – even during lockdown with no school they were still in bed at the same time every night 🙂

    • November 8, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      Routine rules – always has always will

  4. Mudpie Fridays
    November 8, 2020 / 11:11 pm

    The boys have always had a witching hour ever since they were tiny. It use to drive me insane as a new parent. I a trying to keep to our routine as it all went a bit mad first time round when they weren’t at school x

    • November 8, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      It can be mad but it’s memories x

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