The Garden: A Cure for “Witching Hour”

This is a photo of 3-month old Gus – a.k.a. the wild man. It is a chilly September day and he looks like a grumpy old man in his wearing flannel.  While this young man is typically quite pleasant, around 6 pm every evening he often experiences what parents refer to as “the witching hour” where their children melt down. Perhaps the witching hour is precipitated by over stimulation during the course of a day. Who the hell knows. That is when mommy or daddy take Gus outside to sit under the trees to watch the leaves shake or walk around the garden to take in the sight, smells and fresh air. At our house, the cure for a grumpy baby is to get him outside.


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