Usually on days I work, I get up and leave before the kids are up. I then return home to spend the evening with them and take part in the dinner/bath/bed routine. Wednesday, however, the day was flipped. The kids got up insanely early, and my daughter was coughing in the way that can lead to quite a mess. I got her up hoping to not wake my son, but he was already awake, so I took the two of them downstairs before 6:00. That made for a longish morning; however, I stayed at work into the evening, so they were in bed before I got home. I’m sure they felt how unusual the day was, and I do, too.