The kids (E1, E2, and nephew F) had early dismissal from school on Friday for parent/teacher conferences (even though we'd already had ours on Thursday), AND today as well.
I was irritable and cranky all of this long, never-ending day. Even sending the kids down the street to the playground at school didn't help my attitude. I dozed off on the couch for a while this afternoon, after once again asking the kids that they just play something that doesn't involve running around and screaming like wild animals. I think that lasted all of 30 minutes.
By dinner this evening E1 was snarking at E2 and I had to set things straight, "Hey. Only one of us is allowed to be cranky and impatient at a time. Today is MY day." May as well establish those rules early.
Usually I'm glad to have the girls home on days off of school, but today was a completely different story...and it's not over.
Tomorrow there's no school for Veteran's Day.