After a full day of work either on the job or at home, most parents look forward to an evening with some time to unwind. Yes, there will be dinner and dishes, but if you have children in the mix, you’ll have to add in all that goes along with getting those little ones into bed and keeping them still enough for the sleep dust to take effect.
When we only had two children, things were a little more flexible in our home. In fact, it took us a long time to actually have a set bedtime for our boys. Both my husband and I would focus our efforts after dinner to complete projects, and we would continue in that mode until one of us would notice how late it was. Then we would negotiate about who should be on kid duty that night.