11:00 - drop kids off at a friend's house, go have a nice lunch with Dr. S.
12:30 - get kids. Everyone is, briefly, happy.
2:25 - return from errands. Spouse expresses opinion that he cannot shower and shave in merely 35 minutes.
3:00 - cab to airport is supposed to arrive.
3:05 - cab company calls to say they are going to be 45 minutes late, i.e. Dr. S's plane will be in another state by the time he gets to airport.
3:06 - call three more cab companies. They say it will be an hour until they can get Dr. S to the airport, at which point his plane will only almost be in another state.
3:10 - call neighbor to come over and sit with the sleeping children.
3:15 - neighbor arrives; Tatoe wakes up and screams.
4:15 - return from airport; Tatoe has not napped.
4:40 - wake up Bug from nap. Screaming and tantrums ensue, because where is Daddy???
5:30 - dinner for everyone but me.
6:00 - I try to eat. Children scream their heads off and fight. Bug goes to timeout.
6:15 - I try to eat again. Bug goes to timeout again.
6:16 - I wash the dishes while Tatoe cries "Bug! Bug? BUUUUUGGGG!"
6:17 - I go type while Tatoe cries "Maaaaah! Maaaaah!" (Milk me, woman.)
6:18 - I wonder if it is not, perhaps, bedtime right now.