The last few days have been exhausting, and Tadpole's home for Spring Break all week, so the routine (such as it is) has been a bit disrupted. Today was also exhausting, but R gave me a much-appreciated break.
All of this was helpful because Tadpole has had difficulty sleeping (with the expected evening behavior) and Sprout had an inconsolable hour today. Sometimes parenting is about guiding your kids, or savoring the moment. Other times it's about surviving the day, which we did.
So now here I am a bit before midnight, with Sprout sleeping in her pack and play, Captain Kirk on screen, and a bottle of homebrew in front of me. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.