Oddly enough, I get cranky and irritable right as I get home. I love my family more than the world, I think it's just that that's when I'm losing the momentum of the day and getting tired. Combine that with an hour long commute home from work with the kid talking my ear off the entire time (and I must participate in the convo every few seconds as well) and I'm just not at my happiest. I've started taking "time outs" after work, where my husband watches/plays with my daughter while I sip some tea and read/flip through a catalog all alone in our quiet bedroom. It helps a lot!
at 2:59 PM on Jun. 28, 2011