We're finally getting to our Afternoon Routine! The great thing about this routine is that starts the evening out on the right foot. I don't know how many times I find myself stressed out as the dinner hour is approaching and I'm expecting my husband to walk in the door at any minute. I want our home to be a place of peace and rest, but at those times it feels like anything but that.
We try and start our Afternoon Routine around 4:30. The first step is picking out pajamas for bedtime (which we've already covered). Next is afternoon clean-up which is pretty much a repeat of the morning chores! The girls run to pick up the main body of the house so I'm just left with making sure the kitchen is in order.
The point of afternoon clean-up is simply to have the house in order for the evening. I would recommend planning what activity is going to follow after this as there is nothing more disappointing than getting your house in ship shape, only to have it a disaster again when Daddy walks through the door. Simple games like Candy land, Uno, Skip-Bo, Chutes and Ladders are fun activities that make hardly any mess.