What a difference a day can make.
Today, while busy, was quite a bit easier. A trip with Thomas to the grocery story. Preparations for tomorrow's visitors. A trip to the neighborhood tennis/basketball court. Those things all went off without significant friction.
I picked up the girls from school at 3:10, and made arrangements for a play day at our house on Monday after school for one of the twin's little buddies. The Thursday routine appears to be pretty ingrained, because the girls were very good about getting a snack, then putting on their dance clothes.
Thomas took a bath during their dance class, and we all went together to McDonalds afterward. I'm not all that enthusiastic about frequent fast food with Paula gone, but with dance ending at 6pm, it's kind of hard to put a decent dinner together, and pick up the twins.
After we got home, the twins showered, and then we watched an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Then bed was blissfully uneventful.
The only hassle today -- I've been tired all day because of last night's late bedtime. So now I'm off to get some rest, hoping tomorrow is similar.