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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Golden Hour" at our house

This time I'm not referring to photography and the last hour of daylight.  I'm using the term "Golden Hour" to describe one of the most important hour(s) of our day.  What part of our day do you think that is??  You guys have been great at my guessing games, so let's see if you can figure out this one!  Then I'll come back and tell you more about what "Golden Hour" entails at this house!

(Cont'd)

Geez, I hope I didn't build this up too much!  It's really not that exciting, you guys!  LOL You had some great guesses though--naptime is definitely one of the most important hours of the day!!  But it just IS.  Just like getting dressed or eating meals, we have nap.  The kids are really good about it.  They occasionally have phases where they test me every day for a couple weeks or so, but most of the time they're good.  So anyway, Golden Hour is not naptime.  And though family time is oh so wonderful and precious, on work days we don't even have an hour together, so that's not Golden Hour either.  And here I'm going to finally reveal what it is, as boring as it actually is...

"Golden Hour" is the hour before Husband gets home from work.  I've always tried to tidy up before he got home.  But it occurred to me lately that rushing around for 15 minutes is not enough.  So exactly one hour before he gets home, we start cleaning up.  REALLY cleaning up.  Make sure all the folded laundry is put away and the couch is cleaned off, living room vacuumed, dining room ready to dine, kitchen cleaned up as much as possible, bedroom tidy, playroom somewhat together, and makeup freshened.  If I do too much earlier in the day then it's already undone before Kevin gets home! So having this defined hour has helped us, and giving it a fancy title motivates me (and the kids) to get to business when the clock hits 5:30pm!  And I think Kevin's been noticing it's been a little cleaner lately!

So that's it.  That's what Golden Hour is.  Exciting Huh??

9 comments:

~Amanda said...

I love your guessing games! I think Golden Hour is a time when you are all together and awake as a family of five. I think that Golden Hour will include some quality family time - talking, sharing, reading, praying, singing, laughing, and lots of loving!

In Light of the Truth... said...

Oh gosh, okay now I feel bad. Perhaps I should rephrase my post! =)

According to Kris... said...

Definitely, naptime!

S Club Mama said...

sounds like naptime here :) is it the same for you?

jaesi said...

NAP. TIME. !!.

The Cutes and Scoots Show said...

NAP TIME for ALL!!!! When everyone is refreshed it is a much healthier and happier family :)

~Amanda said...

Sheesh. I'm at the edge of my seat! Hurry up! Tell us what it is! :-)

Servant Becca said...

What a great idea -- get everyone involved in the preparation for Kevin coming home. Gives the kids something specific to do with the chores also -- then you aren't straightening while they undo all that you have just done.

Juliette said...

Sarah,
I came across your blog recently and I love it! Your posts about families and homes remind me so much of myself. I have really enjoyed reading your current & past posts. Blessings to you and your little family :)