Today was the first day back at work for the fella in a month. A full 28 days of rest and relaxation, and today he went back for 14 days.
Seeing this all unfolding wasn't a day I could do without planning. I desperately needed to plan ahead, so I started it by loading up a heap of movies, cutting and preparing dinner - chicken and vegie soup in the slow cooker - and then sitting with the kids, pretty much all day. We started our day at 5am, so I knew the kids would be tired. And they were.
And although it isn't the perfect strategy, it worked just great.