The last few days of parenting have been, shall we say, challenging. I wish I knew exactly what it was, but I have a feeling that it's mostly that Thomas is a two-year-old. We're also in our next-to-last week of Beaux working nights (hurray!) for good. Soon enough, my husband will get off work at a normal hour (not arrive home at 7:30 PM, or leave the house at 6PM). While I might miss the quiet nights of doing whatever I please (watching the Real Housewives without enduring eyerolls from the other end of the couch), I wholeheartedly welcome this change. It will definitely eliminate the stress of trying to keep a 2-year-old reasonably quiet during the day. I think it will definitely help Thomas know what's expected of him. since one day it's fine that we have a loud dance/tickle/chase fest, and the next day, we can't.