One assignment down & second almost completed. This morning I attempted the “sweetie, can you please watch the kids today while I do my assignment? Thanks.”
Clearly I needed to be more specific. “Watch the kids” generally means more than “stand at the sink drinking coffee while they throw wooden trains at each others heads & scream really loudly”. Nor does me screaming at them to shut up & to play nice mean that I am quite happy handling the situation, thank you very much.
So after they had cupcakes for lunch, we all trouped off