As we all know, 4 pm sucks.
All of a sudden, we're all cranky, want dad home, want dinner, something to do.
I have found a cure, well at least, a anti-cranky-pants "serum" if you will.
At around four I give all my kids a protein dense snack, and and send them outside.
If its cold, they wear a coat. If its rainy they get rain boots.
They just need to be OUT.
Maybe because they are half of me, and I need to be outside, a lot, to be mentally stable.
Now if you will excuse me I need to go jump on the trampoline.