Yesterday and today we have been at my father-in-law’s for Passover Seders. My son conked out before things got started before things got starts yesterday, but he managed to last longer tonight. I did have to take him out of the commotion a few times as he was overwhelmed with the noise. I was, too, so that worked out ok. My daughter responded by getting very amed up with all of the attention and noise. Luckily there was a cousin her age, and they played well together for the second half of the evening.
If we lived like this every day, it would be a disaster for raising kids, but on occasion, it is a very good thing. It makes these events special, and it gives the kids a big change up from our normal routine.
After driving home, however, I will be very happy to get back to that routine!