A few days ago, Kansas Dad sent me out the door with no kids. None. Not even one.
I ran a couple of errands and then went to a coffee shop where I read in peace and quiet for over two hours. It was lovely!
When I came home, Kansas Dad and the kids had made a loaf of bread, washed the dishes, swept, mopped, done two loads of laundry (washed, dried, folded and put away), cleaned the living room, vaccuumed, and tightened the cords around the TV so Second Son wouldn't pull or chew on them. Second Son had napped for two hours and First Son had a few lessons.
And then...Kansas Dad made dinner.
Not too shabby for a dad who also built a shed last weekend.