Every once in a while peace reigns. Yesterday I told the kids that we were going to do home movie night tonight. The activity was not dependent on good behavior. I picked up a new movie and we made popcorn. All the kids huddled on the couch and on laps and were calm. By the end of the movie the two youngest had fallen asleep.
It was a good evening. It felt good to have just a normal family time without fighting, screaming and hitting. I think that I will start movie night on Fridays and see how it goes. It was strange for me because I don't sit down and watch TV too often.
Now I am off to Walmart for cat food. It is an emergency, we are completely out.